THE decomposing body of an unknown woman was found in a man’s room on Friday, 17 February.
Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said the body was discovered at the home of a 45-year-old man in Embalenhle extension 11, Mpumalanga, at about 11.30am.
Mohlala said the man was already in custody as he was arrested for a domestic violence case on Wednesday, 15 February.
“After the suspect’s arrest, his mother became worried as flies and a bad odour were coming from his room. She could not access the room as the suspect locked the door and took the key when he was arrested,” he said.
Mohlala said the mum called the cops and a family member broke the door open.
“That was when the sh0cking discovery was made. The woman’s decomposing body was lying on the bed covered in blankets,” he said.
“She was only wearing a white T-shirt. The victim was light in complexion and her age is estimated to be between 25 and 30.”
Mohlala said the woman could have been strangled as a shoelace was found around her neck.
“The woman’s body also had some signs of bleeding. Police suspect the murder could have been committed before he was arrested for violating a protection order. An additional charge of murder was laid against him,” he said.
The suspect appeared in the Evander Magistrates Court on Thursday for violating a protection order.
The case was postponed to Thursday, 23 February for a formal bail application. He is expected to appear for murder on Monday, 20 February.
Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Semakaleng Manamela said cops were looking for the woman’s family and anyone with a loved one matching her description should visit Embalenhle Police Station. Anyone with information should call CrimeStop on 0860 10111 or send information via the MySAPS app.
— Daily Sun