10 June 2019

South Africa: Police Hunt Double Murder Suspects

press release

Bethelsdorp detectives are on the hunt for the callous and ruthless killer/s of a couple found dead in their home in Ext 5 in Greenfields in Bethelsdorp on Monday afternoon.

It is alleged that Sonwabo Nquma (52) and his girlfriend, Nomvuyo Nelson(56) were living together and were last seen on Saturday, 8/06 by a friend. At about 16:30, the friend went to the house in Emantshilibeni Street to look for them and when they did not answer, he kicked the door open and found the couple lying on the floor brutally murdered.

Nquma's body was partly burnt and his hands and feet were tied. He also sustained an open wound to his head. Nelson's naked body was found with multiple open wounds on her head. The house was ransacked and it is not clear if anything was taken. An axe was found near one of the bodies.

The motive for the killings is yet to be established and two cases of murder are under investigation.

Police are appealing to the community to assist them in tracing the killer/s or anyone who may know anything about the murders to contact D/Lt Col Alan Stuurman on 071 608 1642 or SAPS Bethesldorp on 041 404 3005 or Crime Stop 08600 10111 or their nearest police station. All information supplied will be strictly confidential.

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