By Sesona Mqheliswa
Police are investigating a murder after a body of a young lady was discovered at Quigney near the Express Lodge on August 19, it is alleged that the young lady was murdered and put in a brand new suitcase and then was dumped.
This morning (August 19), members of the South African Police Services (SAPS) crime prevention unit were alerted about the body of a 23-year-old woman that was discovered in a suitcase. They also found a black bag with other body parts in it when they arrived at the intersection of Fleet Street and Firtzptrick road. While at the scene, authorities obtained information about a 25-year-old suspect who was suspected of being involved in the murder and was apprehended.
The suspect and the deceased were in a long-term relationship, according to preliminary investigation conducted. According to reports, the 23-year-old victim was a law student at the East London Fort Hare University campus.
Lieutenant General Lizwe Ntshinga, the provincial commissioner, has sharply denounced the acts of violence against young women.
“This is one of the devastating scenes women do not want to see during this women’s month. The incident represents a manifestation of the stubbornness of Gender Based Violence and Femicide incidents which are endemic within our society”, said General Ntshinga.
SAPS spokesperson, Brigadier Thembinkosi Kinana said the motive for the murder is not known yet but they opened a case of murder and police are still investigating the case.
The suspect is scheduled to appear in East London Magistrate court on a murder charge on August 20.
Soundclip: Brigadier Thembinkosi Kinana comments on the case.