Suspect arrested for murder of 18-year-old Khayelitsha woman

The Western Cape’s Community Safety MEC, Albert Fritz will visit the family of Sinovuyo Magatya on Thursday.

18-year-old Magatya from Khayelitsha disappeared after leaving a shebeen with a friend, last week. Her body was discovered in Makhaza.

A 30-year-old suspect was arrested in connection with her murder.

‘’The suspect initially denied any knowledge or involvement and actually accompanied the family to people he said he saw Sinovuyo leave the shebeen with in Makhaza. After Sinovuyo’s cellphone was found at the suspect’s home, police went back and arrested him, whereupon they discovered a bloody towel. Sinovuyo’s body was then found, hours later, in an abandoned shack also belonging to the suspect.’’

Furthermore, Magatya’s cellphone was found at the suspect’s home, after police returned to the suspects residence and arrested him, where upon they discovered a towel covered in blood.

MEC Fritz condemned the incident.

“I want to condemn the actions of the people who committed these heinous acts in the strongest possible terms. It is people like this, people who carry out these gruesome acts of gender-based violence, who rob our women of living out their freedom. It is an attack on humanity, and we cannot accept it. We will not accept this.”

‘’…every time a young person such as Sinovuyo is killed so senselessly and in such a depraved way, it affects me because I see a young person, full of life and energy, with so much to offer in building our society, taken away from us. A flame is extinguished,’’ Fritz added.


Done By: Mitchum George