Two people taken in for questioning following Mthwalume murders

Two people taken in for questioning following Mthwalume murders

KwaZulu-Natal police have confirmed the task team investigating the murders of five women in Mthwalume on the south coast has taken two people in for questioning.

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Nushera Soodyal

Police spokesperson, Thembeka Mbele says they were found in possession of suspected stolen property.

"Two people aged 35 and 41 were taken in for questioning. There is no one that has been charged as yet," says Mbele. 

This comes a few days after two of the bodies were discovered on a farm property on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

READ: Mthwalume murders: No new leads after police search crime scene

Another woman was found murdered in the area in June. Two months earlier, two sisters aged 16 and 25 were found dead in a sugar cane field, several weeks after they were reported missing.

There are fears among residents that a serial killer is on the loose.

Police Minister Bheki Cele, KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala, and Community Safety MEC Bheki Ntuli, are due visit Mthwalume on Saturday to speak with the community.


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