Police comb scene of Mthwalume murders

Police comb scene of Mthwalume murders

Search and Rescue members and the K-9 unit on Thursday returned to a sugarcane plantation where the body of a woman was found in Mthwalume on the south coast. 

Mthwalume murders police search
Nushera Soodyal

It's the fifth body found in the area this year and the second body to be found this week on the 380-hectare farm.

On Tuesday, the body of a woman believed to be in her 30 was discovered by a passerby.

Yesterday, police returned to the area and found the body of a woman believed to be in her late twenties. 

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She had injuries to her neck and was half-naked.

Police say they cannot rule out the possibility that the murders could be linked to a serial killer.

"There is a team that has been formed with different detectives and pathologists, and they are investigating the first case where two bodies were found," says police spokesperson Thembeka Mbele.


Meanwhile, the Mayor of the Umzumbe municipality, Londolo Zungu says the community is living in fear.

"They are shocked. While this is the first time for us to experience this thing and we don't know what is happening. 

"We have questions, but we don't have answers. But at the end of the day, we will need answers. I don't know who is going to provide us." 

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