KZN trio held for murder

2012-03-19 19:28

Johannesburg - Three men will appear in the Scottburgh Magistrate's Court on Tuesday after the body of a 21-year-old woman was found in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday.

Police were investigating charges of rape and murder after Simangele Shage's body was found in the bushes on Sunday morning, said Captain Thulani Zwane.

"The body was lying on the ground in the bushes with no underwear. It is believed that she may have been raped before being strangled."

One of the arrested men was believed to be the woman's boyfriend, said Zwane.

The three were arrested on Sunday.