News: Man arrested for murder of Tongaat woman

DURBAN A 28-year-old man was arrested after the body of a woman was found with multiple stab wounds at Watsonia Drive in Tongaat.

It is alleged that on Sunday, 01 March 2010 at 07:25, Tongaat police attended to a complaint of a murder that took place at a residential home on Watsonia Drive. On arrival they discovered that a 31-year-old woman had been stabbed multiple times and was already certified dead by paramedics. A member of the community told the police that he heard the woman screaming for help and went to investigate. When he got to the house he stumbled into a man known to the victim who was aggressive and pushed him before fleeing the scene in his vehicle.

Police instantly activated various role players including surrounding police stations to investigate and trace the suspect. A full description of the vehicle and suspect was issued. Police launched an operation and the suspect was arrested by the Rapid Response Team at his parent’s home in KwaDukuza. The suspect was arrested for murder and is detained in police custody pending further investigation. He is expected to appear before the Verulam Magistrates Court soon.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula praised police officers and other law enforcement agencies for their co-operation and quick response that led to the arrest of the suspect. He further condemned the murder in the strongest terms and appealed to the community not to resort to violence when dealing with domestic issues and urged citizens to seek help from professionals.

Source: South African Police Service

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