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Cape Town - Khayelitsha residents have been left shocked after the badly decomposed body of a 41-year-old woman was found inside her shack at DT Block Site C this week.

Buyiswa Dephney Dube was last seen by a friend on Friday night, according to the friend who wanted to remain anonymous for fear of her safety.

Her friend went to check on her six times on Saturday but no one answered the door.

“I was really irritated, I even went to check on her six times on Saturday but her house was still locked. On Sunday after coming back from church I went to check on her again, but still it was locked.

“I started panicking and became suspicious. I called her family to report that she was missing.

“At around 5pm, I went to check her again. I found her boyfriend coming out of her shack; I asked him if he had seen her and he said he last saw her on Saturday afternoon,” Dube’s friend said.

Dube’s sister Liziwe said: “We received a call from Buyiswa’s friend saying that her body was found inside her shack in a pool of blood.

“I am so hurt because the way my sister died, it’s exactly the same way her 24-year-old son died in 2013. We also received a phone call from his neighbours in Site B saying that his body was found in his home.”

Cape Argus