Durban – KwaMashu police made the gruesome discovery yesterday of two bodies dumped in bushes near the PolyClinic.
Both women, in their 20s, had gunshot wounds to the head.
Police are urging families of missing women to contact the KwaMashu police station.
Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said a murder case was being investigated. She said the bodies were found at 12.30pm yesterday in bushes on Sigede Road at P section, KwaMashu.
“The identities of the victims are unknown and their next of kin are being sought by the police,” said Gwala.
Soon after the bodies were found, KwaMashu residents took to social media and posted alerts calling for anyone with missing female relatives to contact the police. One of the women was wearing blue jeans and a blue jacket, mustard socks and no shoes.
The other woman also wore blue jeans, a black jacket, grey socks and there were flip-flops next to her.
Residents who were at the scene and spoke to the Daily News said they could not believe such brutality against young women.
A resident who did not want to be named said the women may not be from the area. “No one knows them from this area. If they were from nearby, we would know them. This is terrible.
“The discovery of these bodies has left the community in shock and in fear for our own girls. They look fairly young. We hope the police will bring their killers to book.”
Another resident urged the community to work with the police to root out crime in the area and not to keep quiet about information that may lead to the arrest of criminals.
“Harsher sentences should be imposed on killers of women, rapists and child abusers in order to send a strong message out there.
“Life imprisonment seems to be not enough because criminals know that one day they would come out on parole. Authorities should lock them up and throw away the key,” said an angry resident.