SAPS Kwadwesi detectives are investigating a case of murder and inquest after an unknown woman was severely assaulted on Saturday 12 September 2021 in Joe Slovo.
It is alleged that at approximately 19:00, in Mpongololo Street, Joe Slovo, the woman and the suspect had an argument. During the argument he attacked her with a hammer. She sustained serious facial injuries and died on the scene. After the attack, it is further alleged that the suspect hanged himself. A suicide note was found. He was identified as Xolisa Gcwekana (32).
Anyone who can assist in identifying the deceased woman or assist with the tracing of the next of kin or may know anything relating to the incident is asked to contact SAPS Kwadwesi Detectives on 082 442 0964 or Crime Stop 08600 1011 or their nearest police station.
Source: South African Police Service