Johannesburg - A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in East London, Eastern Cape police said on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly murdering Nozuko Matyumza, 28, Colonel Sibongile Soci said.

Matyumza was reported missing on July 10 and her body was found by people collecting wood in Egoli on Monday, she said.

The man would appear in the East London Magistrate's Court soon.