More than 60% of all murders that take place in South Africa, take place during the weekend.
One of the key state witnesses in the trial of people accused of murders at the notorious Glebelands Hostel in Durban is expected to be cross-examined in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Monday.
An 11-year-old girl was found murdered after she went missing for a day at Ga-Marishane village in Jane-Furse in Limpopo.
Slain University of Cape Town film and media studies student Uyinene Mrwetyana will be buried at her home in Centane in the Eastern Cape on Saturday.
The body of the oldest sister of three children who were found hanged in their home in Wyebank at Pinetown west of Durban, has also been found.