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Mpumalanga Provincial Commissioner condemns the killing of two women, police launch a manhunt

Nelspruit – The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has in the strongest possible terms condemned the killing of two women in Kwaggafontein and in Kwamhlanga. The words of the General were uttered following two incidents whereby two women were murdered. In the first incident the body of a woman, suspected to be in her twenties was discovered at Kwaggafontein in the early hours of today, Monday 30 March 2020.

According to the report, police received information about a woman who was lying motionless by a drain next to the Road near Sokapho Secondary School in Kwaggafontein. Upon arrival they (police) found the woman half naked and she was certified dead by paramedics at the scene. Police opened a murder case and immediately launched a manhunt.  Preliminary investigation suggests that the woman might have been raped.

Anyone with information that can assist the police in locating and apprehending the suspect(s) can contact Lieutenant Colonel Johannes Kgomo on 082 923 1736.

Meanwhile, in Kwamhlanga, police received information about a stabbing incident today at a local Funeral Parlour where a 32-year-old woman was allegedly stabbed by a man believed to be her friend.

It is reported that the man went to the said Funeral Parlour where the woman was working and moments later her colleagues heard the woman screaming. When they (colleagues) rushed to her office to investigate, the suspect sped off and upon entering they found the woman, heavily bleeding from visible stab wounds. 

Police as well as paramedics were summoned to the scene where the woman was certified dead. A murder case was immediately opened and police and an investigation into the matter commenced.

Preliminary investigations into the murder revealed that the woman had a Protection Order against the suspect and the two were supposed to attend Court on the matter today, Monday 30 March 2020. 

The suspect is still at large and police make an appeal to anyone with information that can assist locate the suspect to contact Colonel Nompumelelo Manzini on 082 318 9651.

The Provincial Commissioner has strongly condemned the killing of the two women and had appealed to the community to assist with information that can assist in apprehending the suspects. 

“I am disturbed by the heartless killing of the two women, especially during this difficult time where people should unite and think of solutions that can save the human race. I have since ordered for the quick arrest of the suspects. The perpetrators of these crimes should face the full might of the law and I urge members of the public to assist police with information so that we stop them before they prey on their next victim” said General Zuma.

Members of the public can also call 10111 or 08600 10111. Alternatively download MYSAPSAPP to anonymously send valuable information to police. The information will be treated with strictest of confidence.

Source: South African Police Service

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