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SAPS offer huge R200 000 reward for these unsolved cases

A huge lump sum of R200,000 is being offered for information that can help solve the murders of 12 people.

The attack on tourists at Hluleka Nature Reserve near Ngqeleni on September 2019, which claimed the life of a pregnant woman, and the killing of 11 elderly people at Zingqolweni village, now known as the “village of death”, remain unsolved.

Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the provincial organised crime investigation unit was offering R100,000 each for information on the Zingqolweni murders and the tourist attack.

Gcobile Fihla, 50, Nowezile Mbovane, 78, Nozaziyedwa Nontyida, 68, Nowezile Victoria Yawa, 68, Mthemkana Mpoqane, 88, Nowezile Khuphiso, 82, Mthuthuzeli Mfinyongo, 66, Nokhesini Siphungu, 67, Nondyebo Gingqini, 75, Nosinothi Sibhozo, 81, and Jongumthetho Dayimani, 70, were stabbed to death in their homes between December 2020 and July 2021.

They lived alone and were found with their throats slit. This sparked fear among villagers that a serial killer was on the loose.

In September 2019, a pregnant Kari Turner, 31, was found at 3am at a cottage at Hluleka Nature Reserve stabbed to death. Her husband Matthew, 34, an Underberg dairy farmer, was badly injured with stab wounds.

Anyone who can assist or may have information that will lead to the arrest and positive identification of the suspects linked to the Turner attack is asked to contact the investigating officer, Det Sgt Ntsikelelo Sambudla on 082-442-0615 or Crime Stop 08600-10111.

For the Zingqolweni murders, police urged anyone with information to contact the investigating officer, Det/capt Lungile Sigcu, on 082-302-6989 or Crime Stop 08600-10111.

Source: The Dispatch

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