5 arrested for KZN woman's murder

2015-01-07 17:07

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Johannesburg - Five people were arrested following the murder of a woman in Khethani, Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

The woman, 54, was reported missing on 31 December, Major Thulani Zwane said.

Her car and some of her possessions were also missing. On Sunday police received information that her car was seen near Emmaus and that it left the area on 1 January.

On Tuesday morning officers arrested two men and recovered the car in Pinetown, Durban.

After questioning them it was established that the woman was strangled and buried in a shallow grave in the Emmaus area. They pointed out the grave and the body was exhumed.

Three more suspects were arrested and stolen items were recovered.

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