Second woman to appear in KZN court for brutal beheading

2017-12-19 12:12
Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Durban – A second woman who was arrested for the brutal murder and decapitation of a young KwaZulu-Natal woman will appear in court on Tuesday, police said.

Nompumelelo Khumalo, 27, was arrested on November 30 for the murder of Nomthandazo Dlamini, 22, and will appear in the Ixopo Magistrate's Court.

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Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said Khumalo had been in hiding in France, Pietermaritzburg, when she was arrested.

She is the second person to face punishment for the murder following the conviction of 39-year-old Jwayelile Khuboni, who received a life sentence in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg earlier this month.

Police said Dlamini left her Donnybrook home on September 7 with the women.

'Both arms and head missing'

"She never came back home. The next day the family became worried and started to look for her but could not find her," Zwane said.

The matter was reported to the local police and a search was conducted with the help of residents.

Her body was found on September 10 on the side of the road at Sunrise Forest, in Donnybrook.

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"It appeared that she was chopped with a bush knife. Both arms and the head were missing," Zwane said.

Zwane said that swift work by police resulted in the arrest of Khuboni on the day the case was opened.

"Only one arm was found and the second arm as well as the head are still missing. The suspect was charged accordingly and taken to court."

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