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Pregnant woman's body found in river, manhunt launched for suspects
2021/08/24

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Mpumalanga

 

NELSPRUIT - The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela is extremely disturbed by an incident in which a woman's body was found in the Crocodile River at Kanyamazane, on Sunday, 22 August 2021. A murder case has been opened and SAPS members at Kanyamazane have since launched a manhunt for suspect(s).

The members as well as medical personnel were notified about the incident and upon arrival at the scene the woman was unfortunately certified dead by the paramedics. A preliminary probe by the police suggests that the woman was pregnant. She further had gunshot wound (s) and has not yet been identified. She is estimated to be in her 30's, had short blonde hair and it is said that she was wearing pink trousers as well as a maroon t-shirt.

Lieutenant General Manamela further expressed her disappointment that the woman was murdered during a month where women should be celebrated and more so as there are indications that she was expecting. The Provincial Commissioner has ordered for a swift arrest of the suspect(s).

Members of the community are urged to assist the SAPS with information on the whereabouts of the suspect(s) or the woman's family by contacting the Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Andrea Terrance Mthunzi Maphanga at 082 4691604 or the Branch Commander, Captain Ishmael  Zephania Phiri at 0824691542. Alternatively members of the public can call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

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