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Police seek next of kin of two murdered women: Gqeberha

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

GQEBERHA - Detectives at SAPS Kwadwesi are seeking the community’s assistance in tracing the next of kin of two females who were found murdered on Saturday evening, 19 March 2022 in Joe Slovo settlement.

It is alleged that on the mentioned date, at about 19:30, the two women were found lying in an open field along a pathway. One female sustained two gunshot wounds and died on the scene while the other sustained a gunshot wound to her forehead and died the following day, 20 March 2022 in hospital.

It is further alleged that both women were together when they were shot. The motive and suspects are unknown at this stage.

The identity of both women are unknown.  They are aged between 25 and 30. One victim is reportedly from Kwazakele while the other victim has a tattoo on her right arm that depicts an open book. She was also wearing a blue golf shirt and dark coloured pants.

Police are investigating two cases of murder and are appealing to anyone who can assist in identifying them or in tracing their next of kin. Any information relating to their identities or the circumstances relating to their deaths may be communicated to Detective Captain Shelley Shepherd at SAPS Kwadwesi on 071 362 8707 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or their nearest police station. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous. 


Col Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726