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Avondale Police seek public assistance in solving murder case

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

ZWELITSHA - Avondale police detectives are appealing to the public for assistance with information that can help in solving a murder case after the body of a woman was found in Mhareng Location, Mpharane Administrative Area in Avondale on Monday evening.

On Monday, 10 April 2023 at about 20:30, police were summoned to a complaint of shooting at a house in Mhareng Location, Mpharane Administrative Area in Avondale.  At the scene, police found the lifeless body of a woman, who was later identified as Fihlekile Ramatlapeng (41), with several gunshot wounds in the upper body.

At this stage, a motive for the incident is unknown. Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) is urged to contact the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Nkosinathi Bene on 082 515 3179.  The information may also be shared via Crime Stop on 08600 10111.


Warrant Officer Majola Nkohli
082 779 7279