DA calls on Police Minister to investigate a possible serial killer in Umzumbe

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Ugu North is calling on Minister Bheki Cele to swiftly investigate and arrest a possible serial killer who is brutally killing young women at Nkambeni and Mnafu locations at Mthwalume, Umzumbe.

This follows the disappearance of Nelisiwe Dube, Nosipho Gumede, Akhona Gumede, and Baja Duma who were found raped and brutally killed. Their bodies were found by the community in the sugarcane field. The DA would like to extend deepest condolences to their families.

Umzinto has in the past been plagued by a serial killer, targeting women.

Since the introduction of a nationwide lockdown, South Africa has seen a dramatic increase in gender-based violence. We are calling on Minister Cele to assemble a special team of high-ranking policemen and women to investigate and arrest those who are committing these heinous crimes.

The DA rejects all forms of violence, particularly the killing of women and children.

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