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Another woman’s body cruelly dumped along Golden Highway

This is the second body to be found near the Golden Highway in just one week. A woman’s body was found on Sunday and again on Thursday.

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Police have made yet another horrific discovery near the Golden Highway in Gauteng. The body of another woman, suspected to be around 35-years-old, has been found in a ditch.

This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa recently condemned the ongoing brutal killings of South African women and children. 


At about 17:00 on Thursday 18 June, Gauteng police discovered the body of an unknown black female in a ditch along the Golden Highway southbound opposite extension 9 phase 1. 

Captain Kay Makhubela confirmed the tragic incident saying: 

“The body of an unknown black female of about 35 years was found dumped into a ditch full of shrubs and running water.” 

“She was dressed in a blue jean dress, black cardigan and black boots. The deceased’s legs were stretched apart,” added Makhubela. 

Makhubela said there were visible injuries on her upper body. 

“The motive for the murder is unknown and the suspect is also unknown,” he added. 


The decomposed body of a 25-year-old black woman was also found dumped along the Golden Highway on Sunday 14 June by commuters.

The discovery came at a time when there was already a growing list of acts of violence against women. Now, the acts of violence seem to be continuing. 

“On Sunday 14 June 2020 at about 13:00, members of Eldorado Park SAPS received a complaint of a dead body that had been discovered by commuters along Golden Highway next to the BP garage in Freedom Park,” said Makhubela. 

Upon their arrival at the scene, South African Police Service (SAPS) members found a big red bag containing the decomposed body. 

“Upon inspection of the decomposed corpse, they noticed that the victim had been wearing a straight weave and a blue in colour denim jeans. Her hands and legs were tied with rope from behind,” added Makhubela. 

In a separate incident, police in St Faith KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) discovered the body of a woman, believed to be a sangoma or traditional healer, on Tuesday 16 June. The body was discovered floating in the Umzimkhulu River in the Gumatane area. 

The identity of the woman remains unknown and police have appealed to the public to come forward with any information they may have.