UPDATE: Woman whose body was found in Umzimkulu River, identified

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UPDATE: The body of the victim has been identified by the family as Zanele Masikane (31) from KwaSwayimane.


Body of woman found floating in Umzimkulu River


St Faiths police are appealing for assistance to locate the relatives of a woman believed to be in her late thirties who was found floating in the Umzimkulu River at Gumatane area.

On Tuesday, 16 June 2020 at 06:00, St Faiths police together with the police officers from the Port Shepstone Search and Rescue Unit attended to a report of an inquest at the Umzimkulu River.

On arrival, they found the body of an unknown woman floating in the river. The victim had no visible injuries.

The victim had her right leg amputated and gold teeth on the upper incisors. She is light in complexion and has a heart tattoo on her left shoulder as well as seven star tattoos on her neck.

She was braided (Opelepele). She was found wearing a black and brown striped dress. She is believed to be a sangoma because she has beads on the hands and legs.

Anyone who can assist in locating her family or relatives can contact the investigating officer Sergeant Mandla Memela 078 340 5681/039 835 0012 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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