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Police appeal for leads after Gelvandale couple found killed in their home

Jun 11, 2019
Police appeal for leads after Gelvandale couple found killed in their home

Port Elizabeth - Bethelsdorp detectives, in Port Elizabeth, are on the hunt for what they described as a 'callous and ruthless killer/s' of a couple found dead in their home on Monday afternoon in Ext 5 in Greenfields in Bethelsdorp.

"It is alleged that Sonwabo Nquma (52) and his girlfriend, Nomvuyo Nelson (56) were living together and were last seen on Saturday, by a friend," described police spokesperson, Capt Sandra Janse Van Rensburg.

"At about 16:30, the friend came to the house in Emantshilibeni Street to look for them and when they did not answer, he kicked open the door and found the couple brutally murdered lying on the floor."

She said that Nquma’s body was partly burnt and his hands and feet were tied.

"He also sustained an open wound to his head. Nelson’s naked body was found with multiple open wounds on her head."

Capt Van Rensburg said that the house was ransacked and it is not clear if anything was taken.

"An axe was found near one of the bodies," she added.

"The motive for the killings is yet to be established and two cases of murder is under investigation.

"Police is appealing to the community to assist them in tracing the killer/s or anyone who may know anything about the murders to contact D/Lt Col Alan Stuurman on 071 608 1642 or SAPS Bethesldorp on 041 404 3005 or Crime Stop 08600 10111 or their nearest police station. All information supplied is strictly confidential."

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