Family of mutilated Maritzburg woman still waiting for an arrest

2017-03-30 17:04
No-one has been arrested for the murder of Zodwa Madlala. (Supplied)

No-one has been arrested for the murder of Zodwa Madlala. (Supplied)

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Pietermaritzburg - The family of murdered Pietermaritzburg resident Zodwa Madlala are still waiting for police to make an arrest, two-and-a half months after the crime.

Madlala, 34, was found in the early hours of January 14, lying in a house near her home in Sweetwaters, eMadwaleni. She was fighting to breathe, her breasts had been cut and some of her skin had been removed. She died before an ambulance arrived, GroundUp reported.

She was the mother of a 12-year-old girl and a 6-year-old son. Her murder left residents afraid to venture out after dark.
Nelisiswe Madlala, Zodwa's older sister, said the family could not find peace.

"So far we haven't heard anything and we cannot get over the murder. We are still scared and we cannot find peace in our hearts."

She said police had told the family that her sister's clothes had been sent to Pretoria for tests.

"We have been waiting ever since. We believe that the people who did this are walking freely. Wherever they are, their lives are normal. It could be that they have even forgotten what they did.

"We lost our sister and the only thing that would calm our hearts is to see the killers behind bars. We are appealing to the police to find these killers," she said.

Police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala said they were still investigating and that the family would be kept informed of developments in the case.

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