Shocking twist: DNA testing identifies four of the six women found dead in Johannesburg panel beating business!
DNA testing has identified four of the six women found dead in a downtown Johannesburg panel beating business. However, the police have not released their identities yet. Gauteng National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane stated that the DNA results would be part of the evidential material, and prosecutors would reveal them during the trial. According to TimesLIVE, the tests are ongoing to identify the other two women.
The Johannesburg magistrate’s court rescheduled the case of Sifiso Mkhwanazi to June 2, charged with one count of murder related to one of the victims. State prosecutor Tshepo Mahange Ka Mzizi delivered a letter from the director of the public prosecutions office requesting the delay. This request was because the state advocate handling the case received the docket on Monday and would need more time.
Mjonondwane did not disclose whether police have Mkhwanazi to the other bodies. However, she confirmed sufficient information for the prosecution to continue. The police arrested the 21-year-old in October last year after discovering the bodies at a building in an industrial area close to an M2 bridge in Johannesburg. The decomposing bodies’ stench led residents to call the police to the building.
The police found the bodies in various locations. These locations included an industrial skip, a room inside the building, wheelie bins and vans parked outside the building. The investigation continues to identify the remaining victims and to determine the circumstances surrounding their deaths.
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