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Tafelsig woman’s body found in dirt bin

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Tafelsig residents have been left traumatised following the untimely death of a respected woman and community member.

A 61 year old mother of three was allegedly killed by her eldest son who is a known drug addict in the area. Her body was found in a dust bin near her home in Winterhoek street. The cause of death is not known at this stage.

Police spokesperson FC Van Wyk said police arrived on the scene and found the body of the woman in the refuse bin. Police are investigating a murder case.

VOC has learnt that the victim’s eldest son was taken in for questioning after the community’s attempt to take the law into their own hands by means of mob justice.

A community member, speaking on condition of anonymity, said this is a major concern due to the fact that this story is but a fraction of the day to day happenings taking place in Tafelsig.

“It is sad that one of our own could be killed and then be placed in a dirt bin and that by her son. What is happening to our community? She was a lovely woman. To be killed like that… its heart wrenching,” she lamented.

The area, like most on the Cape Flats, is beset with drug merchants using young runners to sell their substances. Children as young as ten are becoming addicted to drugs.

A 21 year old suspect has been arrested. The suspect will appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate Court soon on a charge of murder.

Police has asked anyone with information to contact the investigating officer Sergeant Sponsor Fillis on 021 370 1706/ 082 777 8076. VOC (Imogen Vollenhoven)


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