No connection in the murders of Grahamstown women: police

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

The police in the Eastern Cape have confirmed that, at this stage, there is no link between the bodies of two women recently found murdered in Grahamstown.

This is after the body of a woman, in her twenties, was found in bushes near Extension 7, Joza in Grahamstown on Sunday. The deceased had sustained several stab wounds.

A murder docket is being investigated and the post-mortem report will indicate whether the deceased was sexually assaulted.

Earlier in the month, on 6 September 2015, the body of another woman was found in Joza also with stab wounds.

"There are at this stage no indications that the two murders are linked. All angles and possibilities will be investigated but it is not possible to confirm any linkage or to speculate about the motives behind the murders," the police said.

"Members of the public are advised to be alert at all times and to take responsible decisions about their safety - also not to hesitate to report any suspicious behaviour of people to their nearest Police station.

"Anyone who has information about the two murders are encouraged to call Captain Riaan Havenga -082416 8279. Confidential information can also be shared through SAPS Crime Stop 08600 10 111."