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A Durban man confessed to murdering a woman and then showed police where the body was.
A Durban man confessed to murdering a woman and then showed police where the body was.
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  • A Durban man has been arrested after confessing to the murder of a 39-year-old woman.
  • The victim was reported missing on 21 March, but was allegedly murdered on 11 March.
  • The suspect took police to the location where the body was buried.

A 19-year-old Durban man, who allegedly murdered a 39-year-old woman and then buried her partially burnt body, has handed himself over to police.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala on Thursday said the man had simply walked into Wentworth police station on Wednesday and confessed to the crime. 

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A Durban man confessed to murdering a woman and then showed police where the body was.

"Aa 19-year-old male arrived at Wentworth SAPS to report that he had committed a murder on 11 March 2021. He reported that he buried the body of a woman on Engelbrecht Road in Wentworth," she said.

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Gwala said police immediately responded and the man took them to spot where he had allegedly buried the body.

"The police officers from the Durban Search and Rescue together, with other roleplayers, were also alerted and summoned to the scene. A slightly burnt body of a 39-year-old woman was excavated from the shallow grave by the police officers from the search and rescue team."

Gwala said a post-mortem would determine the cause of death, but that a kitchen item had been found near the body.

"A tin opener was recovered next to the shallow grave. The victim was reported missing at Wentworth SAPS on 21 March. The suspect was placed under arrest for murder. He is due to appear before the Durban Magistrates’ Court tomorrow."

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