Woman’s half naked body found in toilet in Alexandra

Woman’s half naked body found in toilet in Alexandra

The community of Alexandra in Gauteng says it is in shock after a 48-year-old woman was raped and killed.

Barbara Zwane’s body was found half naked in a toilet on Thursday morning.

Used condoms and shoe strings were found at the scene, which suggests that she might have been strangled to death.

Zwane’s boyfriend Tshepiso says he was on a night shift duty when his lover was brutally murdered.

“She came to me at work asking for money that was the last time I saw her alive,” he says.

Alexandra police station commander Brigadier Lindiwe Magudulela has confirmed the crime and says they are investigating.

The rape and murder of women and children remain a thorn on the side of the post-apartheid government in South Africa, despite various efforts to end the scourge.

According to a 2009 study by the University of Cape Town’s Children’s Institute, rape-murder is not a rate occurrence in South Africa with 494 of women murdered and 104 of the child murders that year linked to rape. It says the rape-murder rate for adult women is similar to the overall global murder rate of adult women.  

Strangulation was among the most common manner of death in cases of rape-murder for adult females and the most common for children. The author of this article – Given Motswiane – works for the Alex Reporter.

Dobsonville grandmother’s murder case postponed

Dobsonville grandmother’s murder case postponed

The case against the two men accused of the murder of a 59-year-old woman in Dobsonville, Soweto, has been postponed to 2021.

The woman’s 21-year-old granddaughter was allegedly raped during the robbery, which occurred in July.

Aaron Mweba and Nkosinathi Gqoba appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court for the crimes on Monday.

Their case has been postponed for further investigations and prosecutors are also waiting for DNA results to be released.
They are due to return to court on February 4.

In a separate incident, the naked body of an unknown woman has been discovered at the Protea Glen Extension 31 sports grounds.

Police believe that she was strangled. Spokesperson Vincent Mashiteng is urging anyone with information to contact the police. – Report by Jozi FM’s Moshe Maswanganyi