A 23-year-old young lady identified as Sinathi Magqazana has been murdered by her 24-year- old boyfriend identified as Khanyile Ramba.
The suspect was dragged to Hermanus Magistrate’s court, South Africa on Wednesday, September 15, after the deceased was found dead in Zwelihle, outside Hermanus in the Western Cape, on Saturday, 11th of September.
According to her sister, Sinathi’s boyfriend had hit her with a hammer on her head until she died. He then put her body in a black bag and left the house.
Confirming the incident in a statement, the police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut, said the suspect handed himself to police.
National Prosecuting Authority provincial spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila confirmed Ramba appeared in the dock on charges of murder and malicious damage to property.
The case was postponed to Friday, September 17, for a bail profile to be compiled.
According to reports, the deceased’s body was found in a refuse bag, allegedly at the door of her boyfriend’s shack in the Marikana informal settlement.
Narrating the ordeal, Her father, Mthelezi Mbovale, said he had been getting ready to go to work on Saturday morning when two locals came to call him.
“They said I must go to Marikana. I asked them ‘why, what happened’ and they said my daughter is dead.”
“When I went there, I saw her because her head was sticking out outside the door. She had been put in a plastic bag and her head was black because of the blood. She had been beaten with a hammer. I don’t remember much of what happened after that.”