Body of KwaMashu mom found under tree, suspect (19) arrested
On 2 February 2018, KwaMashu police worked tirelessly to find the alleged murder suspect and their perseverance led to the arrest of a 19-year-old suspect.
It is alleged that the body of 40-year-old Cindy Bailey was found under the tree next to her home in J section, Mthombothi Road in KwaMashu. She was allegedly strangled and her dress was shoved into her mouth. A case of murder was opened at KwaMashu police station and the suspect was arrested.
The suspect will be charged and will appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrates' Court soon. Post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death and if the deceased was raped.
" The swift reaction by the police which led to the arrest of the suspect is commended. We will fight Gender-Based Violence with the upmost solemnity to ensure that the culprits are successfully prosecuted and sent to prison indefinitely, " said the KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa.