Police Minister Bheki Cele says there is enough evidence linking the two suspects arrested in connection with the recent discovery of women’s bodies in uMthwalume on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

Cele and senior police officials visited the scene where the last body was found. The visit coincided with a peaceful  prayer march organised by community leaders.

In the video below, community gathers in song at plantation where the bodies of women were found: 

Members of the community from uMthwalume and surrounding areas marched from a local filling station to the scene where the sixth victim’s body was found. Various interfaith organisations held a prayer asking for divine interventions. Candles were lit in memory of the deceased. Most women in attendance were wearing black and calling for an end to gender-based -violence.

The community members have been calling for the local Hibberdene Police station to find the perpetrators or shut down. The family of the sixth woman, Bajabulile Duma, who was also dumped in the same sugar cane plantation is optimistic that Cele’s intervention will bring solutions.
Bajabulile Duma’s sister Lungile Duma says they are still waiting for justice…
“With Baja’s issue I’m not sure who gave the police the confusion, because the last time we checked as the family no one was arrested. We have no idea who gave the community or the police the information. To us we are still waiting.  We are still waiting for justice and we are happy that Minister Cele was here and the community clarified the issue of Baja and we are happy.”
In the video below, police find body of 6th women in KwaZulu-Natal: 

In responding to some of the community concerns a mobile police station has been erected in the area. Cele also committed to increase the number of police officers working in the area. He says they are already seeing the results after two suspects were arrested with enough evidence linking them to the killings…

Cele says, “We are glad to say we have picked up some people and we believe those people are the right people. They’ll be appearing in court come Monday and these are local people here with the help of the community and with help from police we have taken the matter serious.”

Cele has called on police to thoroughly investigate the murder of the sixth woman whose body was also dumped in the same plantation.

uMthwalume resident Bongi Sithole says she believes the new mobile police station will offer some relief in the area ravaged by crime…

“We are very happy today to see him (Cele) in the area. I think we got the answers because we seldom get the mobile police station around the area. So we are very happy about that. We also think they have to talk because we think there’s someone behind all this. They have to talk.”

The suspects are set to appear in the Turton Magistrate’s Court in uMthwalume on Monday. They face charges related to murder and kidnapping.