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28 Sep 2007 15:42
Another two bodies have been found in the sugar-cane fields near the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) town of Umzinto, police confirmed on Friday.
Spokesperson Superintendent Zandra Hechter said the bodies were discovered in the early hours of Friday morning adjacent to the Shayamoya township of Umzinto.
Their identities were not known yet.
This means that seven bodies in total have been found in the sugar-cane field.
Last weekend five people were arrested in connection with the initial discovery of five bodies.
Two people were released late on Tuesday, while two men and a woman appeared in the Umzinto Magistrate’s Court on charges of abduction and murder on Wednesday.
The initial appearance of the three was heard in camera after magistrate Giel van Aarde granted the state’s application.
Umdoni deputy mayor Bongani Khanyile, who lives in Shayamoya, said residents were very relieved that the accused did not come from within their own community.
Officially only one of the seven bodies has been identified—that of 35-year-old Nombali Ngcobo.
One of the three people arrested is believed to have directed police to the most recent discovery.—Sapa
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