Durban woman strangled by robbers

2014-02-19 11:30
Sorayia Charmaine Naidoo (The Witness)

Sorayia Charmaine Naidoo (The Witness)

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Gabisile Ngcobo, The Witness

Durban - When armed robbers abducted a Durban woman from her home, her family hoped she would be found dumped at the side of the road - traumatised but unhurt.

Instead, six hours later, police told them that Sorayia Charmaine Naidoo, 32, had been found strangled to death.

Naidoo was at her Merebank home with her two brothers, two sisters and her daughter on Monday night when two men forced open the gate.

The robbers had ransacked the house and loaded household appliances into Naidoo’s Tata Indica.

When they were about to flee, the car would not start.

Family friend Yusuf Vawda said, “They asked her to start the car because it wasn’t starting. Then they decided to take her with them.”

Body dumped

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said that Naidoo’s body was discovered at kwaMakhutha, south of Durban, by local people at around 03:00 on Tuesday. It is suspected that she was strangled and a postmortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

“The vehicle was recovered at Isipingo area and the victim was found dead at kwaMakhutha. No arrests have been made at this stage,” he said.

Wentworth police station is investigating a case of house robbery, theft of motor vehicle, kidnapping and murder.

Naidoo’s cousin, Chinky Naidoo, told The Witness that Naidoo’s 15-year-old daughter, who was assaulted by the robbers, had to be sedated.

He said the teenager was in the bathroom when the robbers stormed the house. “When she came out of the bathroom, they held her by the neck and put her with the other people who were inside the house.”

Naidoo’s husband was not at home at the time of the incident as he was attending to his businesses.

Traumatised

Naidoo’s brother, Junade Narasiah, who was in the house during the ordeal, said that everyone was hysterical and they are all still traumatised.

He fought tears and was visibly shaken.

Chinky described his cousin as a fun and loving person who helped everyone.

Naidoo’s mother died 11 years ago and she had become the mother figure to her six siblings, he said.

“She was their sole supporter,” he added.

Chinky said he received a BBM at around 21:00 on Monday from Naidoo who said she was tired and had just closed her shop.

“I replied and said, ‘Go take a bath and rest’.”

But that was the last of their conversation.

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