Update | Woman’s body found in Copesville, KwaZulu-Natal, identified

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One person has been arrested in connection with the murder
One person has been arrested in connection with the murder

The body of a woman found inside a car boot in Copesville, Pietermaritzburg, has been identified as 48-year-old Lungile Tammara Nzama from Newlands West in Durban.

The body was discovered last night inside a blue Toyota Corolla with a Durban car registration number. It was found near Haniville First Road and Copesville Drive.

According to the acting spokesperson of Mountain Rise Police Station, Sean Singh, the car was locked and police members had to break the right back window to open the boot.

“She was found wrapped in a blood soaked duvet with open wounds on her head and face, a suspected gunshot wound on the chest, strangulation marks around the neck and an open wound on the right back shoulder,” said Singh.

He also confirmed that Nzama was a teacher.

A 16-year-old person has been arrested and detained at the Mountain Rise Police Station in connection with Nzama’s death.

The investigation is still ongoing and police are searching for more people in connection with the murder.


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