- The police have arrested a 32-year-old suspect who is accused of allegedly killing his 53-year-old wife
- Neighbours noticed that the property was silent decided to investigate and found a shallow grave inside the shack on Wednesday 6 January
- The police were immediately alerted and a manhunt was launched, the suspect was arrested on Friday afternoon
The police arrested a 32-year-old suspect who has been arrested for allegedly killing his 53-year-old wife and burying her beneath the floor of his shack.
Neighbours noticed that the house was very quiet on Wednesday 6 January and decided to investigate the next day, when the looked through the window they saw bloodstains.
After forcing their way into the shack after there was no answer they discovered a shallow grave and immediately called the police.
The body of the man's wife was found and removed and the police launched a manhunt for the suspect.
He was arrested on Friday afternoon and will appear in court on Monday 11 January 2021. The motive for the killing is not known but the police have not ruled out domestic violence.
Facebook users reacted to the grizzly news from the police:
"Sometimes I wonder if there are still humanity left in NPA if this criminal applied for bail they will not oppose it."
"So as long as the laws are soft the crimes won't stop. Nowadays criminals commit crimes intentionally because they know that they will go to prison where they live like kings. For some, they know that they will be out quickly because of parole. A corrupt government that fails to enforce law and order makes the crime situation worse."
"Some people are cruel, killing a human being and bury the body alone, this man has no heart, what a beast, may the poor woman's soul rest in peace."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the late soccer icon Senzo Meyiwa's recently unveiled tombstone has been vandalised much to his family's horror.
The tombstone was unveiled at the Mayville Heroes Acre in Durban and was discovered to have been destroyed on Saturday.
Siyabonga Meyiwa, speaking on behalf of the family, says that they were devastated and shocked by the hateful incident.