BREAKING NEWS: Woman raped and murdered found on Good Friday

The deceased woman’s earring, change and lighter were found a couple of feet away from where her body was found, suggesting she put up a fight.
The deceased woman’s earring, change and lighter were found a couple of feet away from where her body was found, suggesting she put up a fight.

The dead body of a woman in her 20s was found lying in the tall grass on the corner of Hendrik Potgieter and Cascades roads.

The Police Provisional Communications Officer, Major Mack Mngomezulu confirmed that the police were called to the scene by a security guard from BCI Security.

“Her body was found half naked. The officers suspect that she was first raped and then murdered,” said Maj Mngomezulu.

Honeydew SAPS console the family after the deceased's body was taken away.

Honeydew SAPS console the family after the deceased’s body was taken away.

He could not confirm how she was murdered but said that a case of murder and rape has been opened at the Honeydew Police Station.

The devastated family of the deceased were on the scene mourning the loss of their sister, Brenda Rwando.

According to a neighbour of the family, Rwando was walking home from work on 24 March and was attacked at around 7pm.

Family members and friends discuss how her body was found after she was on her way back from work.

Family members point to the vicinity where her body was found.

A family member of the deceased (who asked to remain nameless) was seen picking up the deceased’s handbag and various other items strewn all over the murder scene. A friend of the family said that Rwando had clearly put up a fight as her earring, some money and a lighter were found a couple feet away from where her body was found.

A Family member cries as he desperately tries to gather the deceased items from the scene such as her bag, purse and groceries.

A family member cries as he desperately tries to gather the deceased’s belongings, including her bag, purse and groceries from the scene.

A large framed cracked mirror, which might have been used in the attack, was also found on the scene.

The reason for the attack was still unclear due to the fact that the deceased’s handbag, some groceries and her purse were still on scene.

The community of Little Falls and surrounds paid their respects  by placing bunches of flowers to show their sympathy.

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