SAPS NEWS: Police is Searching for Suspect who Brutally Murdered 18-year-old Woman Christmas Morning
Media Statement issued by the Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
Elliotdale: The Provincial Commissioner of the Eastern Cape, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga has expressed shock and dismay at the brutal murder of an 18-year-old woman on Tuesday the 25th of December 2018 at about 6:00 in the morning at Qatywa locality in Elliotdale. She also sent her condolences to friends and family of the deceased.
According to the report, in the morning
of 25 December 2018, the two had visited their grandmother at Nkanya village where the incident took place.
Information further reveals that the suspect was seen by a neighbour with his clothes full of blood stains. This prompted the neighbour to alert the community who responded by chasing after the suspect who disappeared into a nearby forest. The police together with the community conducted an intensive search for the suspect without any success.
A case of murder was opened at Elliotdale Police Station for investigation. The motive for the murder is currently unknown. No arrest has been made at this stage as the suspect is still at large.
The police are looking for Boy boy Ndayinjana also known as 'cousin‘ as he is believed to be key in assisting speedy investigation.
Police are also appealing to anyone with information that can lead to the swift arrest of the suspect to please contact Elliotdale police, Lieutenant Colonel Mfundiso Mbana at 071 365 8131 or call the Crime Stop Number 08600 10 111. Callers can remain anonymous.
The Provincial Commissioner has strongly condemned what she described as a vicious and heartless attack of the young woman. “It appears that other people do not understand the significance of having peace, unity and love within the families during Christmas. We shall not rest as the police until the culprit is arrested and made to face the law” Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga asserted.
Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana
Mobile: 082 301 7699
Provincial Commissioner’s Spokesperson