Bhamjee still hopes for closure

2010-06-02 00:00

UMGUNGUNDLOVU District Mayor Yusuf Bhamjee says he is still optimistic that the murder of his award-winning gynaecologist wife, Dr Sabera Bhamjee, will one day be solved.

Dr Bhamjee was stabbed to death in her consulting room in St Anne’s Hospital in broad daylight on June 2, 2006.

Talking to The Witness ahead of the fourth anniversary of his wife’s murder, Bhamjee said the case was a huge challenge to the family and community at large.

“Four years of no resolution to the murder clearly indicates a challenge.

“But we still trust for a speedy resolution,” said Bhamjee.

Bhamjee said his wife’s death was a great loss to the community, and that he still hopes someone will come forward with information about her murder.

“Perhaps the clue that the investigating officer needs will somehow come out.

“ June 2, the day my wife was killed, left the community very numb,” Bhamjee added.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said it has proved difficult to solve the case because there were no eyewitnesses to the crime.

She added there is no forensic evidence either.

“We cannot say the case cannot be solved, because if someone decides to come and give information, we can bring closure to the case,” said Jeevan.

The investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Swami Pillay, said last year that Dr Bhamjee’s murder was the “strangest” case.

At the time of her death, Dr Bhamjee was the only woman gynaecologist in Pietermaritzburg.

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