Woman’s body dumped at door

2012-10-05 00:00

IMBALI residents were yesterday stunned by the discovery of the body of a woman who had recently been reported missing, dumped at the home of her neighbour.

Nonkululeko Zungu (23) was reported missing on Monday. Her uncle, Mandla Zungu, said she left home on Saturday night after receiving a call from a friend.

“She said she was going to help her friend prepare for a funeral at her home. She did not come back and we started calling her phone on Sunday, but it was switched off,” said Zungu.

They were shocked to be called to a neighbour’s house, where the young woman’s body was found. The body was discovered by a woman on her way to work at about 6 am yesterday.

Zungu said his niece was a born-again Christian who lived with her grandmother.

“She was always at home when she was not at work or attending classes at Unisa. She would go to church and come back straight home. When we discovered she was missing, we asked her previous boyfriend about her and he told us that they ended their relationship because she became a Christian,” said Zungu.

Thabisile Mncwabe, the owner of the house, was fearful after the body was found on her doorstep.

“I am not going to stay in this house alone. I am scared and still don’t believe what happened. Why did they choose to dump the body here?” she asked, crying.

She added that she had slept over at her mother’s house because her son was not well on Wednesday night.

“I was shocked to be called and told that I must come home quickly,” said Mncwabe.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said they are investigating a murder case. “The body was found lying on the doorstep of a house in the area, approximately 100 metres from her home. She had a swollen face and bruises to her neck. It is believed that she may have been killed somewhere else and her body dumped on the premises,” said Zwane, adding that her cellphone was missing.

A postmortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death. No arrests have been made.

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