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Two suspects arrested for murder and rape

Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Eastern Cape

Zwelitsha: Two suspects, aged 27 and 29 years were arrested soon after the murder of a councillor and the rape of his 28-year-old girlfriend during the early hours of Sunday, 2 July 2023 in Dutywa.

It is alleged that at about 03:00 on the mentioned date,  the ward councillor, Mzikayise Sakhi (45) and his girlfriend  were on their way home from a local tavern in Kwarini location in Ngxakaxa A/A  when they were accosted by the suspects. Sakhi was strangled to death while the woman was taken to a vandalised house near a stadium and allegedly raped.

A case of murder and rape are under investigation. Suspects are expected to appear in court soon.


Media Enquiries:
Col Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726