Mthwalume community fears serial killer at large as fifth body discovered

Mthwalume community fears serial killer at large as fifth body discovered

Detectives and other officials are at a field in Mthwalume on the south coast where another body has been found. 

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Nushera Soodyal

It's the fifth body to be discovered in the area since April.

It's heightened fears a serial killer might be on the loose.

On Tuesday, a passerby came across the badly decomposed body of a woman in a sugarcane field in the same area yesterday.

LISTEN: Newswatch's Nushera Soodyal was on the scene and complied this report. 

READ: Fourth body found in sugarcane field on KZN south coast

A woman was found stabbed to death in a sugarcane field in the area in June. 

Two months earlier, the bodies of two sisters aged 16 and 25 were discovered there, after the pair were reported missing in March.

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula said: We are appealing to the community members to remain calm and make sure that they do not walk alone in secluded areas. 

"All the cases have been assigned to an investigating officer at the District Commander for Detectives. At this stage, we cannot confirm whether the same perpetrator is responsible for all these incidents. 

"We are appealing to anyone who might have information about the suspect/s involved in the recent cases to contact their local police or Crime Stop on 08600 10111," he said.

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