Body of missing woman recovered from dam, Lindley

South African Police Service

Body of missing woman recovered from dam, Lindley
Body of missing woman recovered from dam, Lindley

The Welkom Search and Rescue Team retrieved the body of a woman who went missing 17 days ago and was never reported to the police by either her parents, friends nor boyfriend and relatives.

It is alleged that Thandi Paulina Dhlamini (31) of Ntha Township near Lindley went missing since 23 October 2021 as she was last seen by her parents and friends at certain tavern in the informal settlement of Phola Park section. The parents thought she will come back as she usually disappears and comes back home.

This time it was strange because she didn’t come back home and they never thought of reporting her to the police as missing person.

On 9 November 2021 the community members were walking inside Municipality camp at the bank of the dam when they saw the body of a woman floating on top of the water. They immediately informed the police. The police divers and other relevant role players were summoned to the crime scene.

It was discovered that her body was wrapped with a blanket, stones inside blanket together with the wire. It is suspected that she was thrown in the dam. She also sustained bruises on her body.

A case of murder is being investigated.

Apparently, preliminary investigations conducted after the findings led the police to interrogate certain person in Lindley. They managed to crack the case and made breakthrough on their questioning of the suspect which led Lindley police to Qwaqwa where they worked together with Tseki police to trace the suspect.

The suspect was finally spotted at Monontsha Village, approached and arrested on the spot near bottle store.

The 30-year-old suspect will be charged and expected to appear before Petrus Steyn Magistrate court soon facing charge of murder.

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