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A chilling mystery unfolds in Cato Ridge as a local man has fled the area just after a woman’s body has been discovered in his room.

The lifeless body of the woman was found on Sunday at a residence in Zwelisha, Cato Ridge.

The victim, whose identity has not yet been revealed, was reportedly sexually assaulted and murdered.

Authorities suspect the victim is from Hammersdale, identifying her as a homeless woman often seen in town.

Locals suspect a 37-year-old man, the son of the homeowner, to be the perpetrator. He vanished shortly before the body was discovered in his room.

The body has been transported to a state mortuary for further investigation into the cause of death.

Community members, outraged, demand justice, regardless of the woman’s unknown identity.

Children playing nearby found the body and promptly informed community elders.

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At the time of the incident, no adults were present at the home, leaving only children in the yard.

This tragic event has shocked the community, reminding them of a similar unsolved murder years ago.

Residents are now drawing parallels between the two cases and voicing concerns over women’s safety in the area.

A neighbor was previously found dead in the bushes, with the same man initially suspected but later released due to insufficient evidence.

The previous victim was also a woman.

The suspect had a strained relationship with his family, who had obtained a protection order against him.

It remains a mystery how he could have enticed the victim to the family home given these circumstances.

Law enforcement has initiated a manhunt for the suspect and is appealing to the public for information.

Gender-based violence remains a grave issue in South Africa, with incidents like this intensifying community tensions and raising questions about women’s safety.

Activists and community leaders are urging for more efforts to tackle the underlying causes of such violence and to protect vulnerable individuals.

As the investigation continues, the community of Zwelisha, Cato Ridge, is left reeling from this atrocious crime and its implications for local safety and security.


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