Woman arrested for murder after cop spots her in newspaper

2013-04-23 13:22

A woman accused of killing another woman appeared in the Butterworth Magistrates’ Court after being arrested almost eight years after the crime, Eastern Cape police have said.

Noluvuyo Sogayise (32), who appeared in court yesterday, allegedly stabbed Busisa Ntwanambi to death at the Yako informal settlement on Christmas Day 2005, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

Her arrest came after the “eagle-eyed investigating officer” recognised her in a photograph published in the Daily Sun earlier this month.

She appeared in the newspaper because she gave birth at the Philippi East Police Station, Cape Town, where policewomen helped her.

“The detective warrant officer quickly remembered the identity of his suspect and he contacted his counterparts in Cape Town, who arrested the suspect and kept her in custody for the murder,” Manatha said.

Sogayise would remain behind bars until her next court appearance on May 5.

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