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Aliwal North police probe murder of woman - appeal for leads

Dec 11, 2019
Aliwal North police probe murder of woman - appeal for leads

Alial North - A highly-qualified team of police detectives that investigates serious violent crimes against women and children has been assembled activated by the Aliwal North Branch Commander, Detective Lt Col Landile Mqugulwa.

"This team was assembled after the body of a woman, aged 54 years old, was found on her bed at Short street, Hilton area, Aliwal North," described police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Moitheri Bojabotseha.

"It is alleged on the 1st of December, the deceased, Sinah Matlala Nkhaphe Leeuw, was found by an immediate family member lying on her bed, deceased.

"Police were alerted and a case of inquest was opened."

She said that on the 3rd of December, a postmortem was conducted and it revealed that the deceased was strangled to death and had visible scars on her upper body.

"The Detectives changed the inquest to a murder docket, which was handed over to highly experienced investigators."

W/O Bojabotseha said that the investigation continues and an arrest is eminent.

"Police request amyone with information that assist in the speedy finalisation of the case to contact D/Sgt Mlindazwe on tel 051 633 2570 cell 081 43 48060."

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