Government has visited families of victims in uMthwalume

Written by on 1 September, 2020

Premier, Sihle Zikalala, says the families of the young women whose bodies were found dumped in sugarcane fields and a forest in Umthwalume on the south coast are far from healing, since no one has been convicted for the murder of their loved ones.

Zikalala together with Transport and Social Development MEC’s have held a wreath laying ceremony in Umthwalume where the bodies of six women were found.

He says the violence shown against women in this country is devastating.

Zikalala adds that this matter is far from over if underlying causes are not addressed.

He says there are many indications that are confirming that the six women killed were indeed raped before being murdered.

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Meanwhile, the grandmother of one of the young women whose body was found in a sugarcane field, Gladys Gumede, says its disappointing that the police investigations into the matter are moving at a snail pace.

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By: Zilungile Mkhize and Bongani Gina

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