Mother and child dead and buried

2017-12-28 06:00

THE relatives of a woman (30) and her child (5) who were found buried in a shallow grave near Shalima Gardens in Tongaat on December 18, have still not been identified.

Their bodies were exhumed last Monday morning after a resident made the gruesome discovery and alerted the police.

CPF chairperson Nazir Sadack said it believed that the two were killed out of the Tongaat area and their bodies dragged and buried in the bush.

“We received a call from a member of the public informing us of blood on a pathway.
“On arrival our members and SAPS Tongaat walked the pathway and followed the trail of blood that led them to a shallow grave inside the bush.
“The woman and her child both sustained face and head injuries.”

SAPS Tongaat spokesperson Captain Patrick Ngwane said:
“The woman is described to have had braided cornrows straight back with a gold slit between the front teeth.
“She was wearing a brown T-shirt and floral skirt with no shoes. The child was wearing a red T-shirt, blue shorts, a pink jacket and black takkies.”

The bodies were taken to the Phoenix government mortuary for a post-mortem to be held.

“Police in Tongaat opened a murder docket and it is being investigated by our detectives. Police request anyone who may be able assist with information that will lead to identification of the deceased or any information that may assist to solve the case to contact SAPS Tongaat Detective Captain Yaka.

All information received will be treated as confidential,” said Ngwane.

Ward councillor Geoff Pullan said: “I believe that no one should kill another person.
“If people have a problem they must try solve it peacefully without resorting to violence.
“As the ward councillor I feel sad and feel sympathetic with the family for what befell them during this festive season.

“At the time of going to press there were no arrests made.”

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