Witnesses sought in murder case

A woman who had been stabbed several times was found in this disused road in District Six. She later died of her injuries.

Police are investigating the murder of a 42-year-old woman who was attacked in District Six.

The woman was found in a disused road next to Christiaan Street near Zonneblom College, about 20 to 30 metres from the MyCiTi bus stop in Hanover Street, at about 11.40pm, on Sunday February 7.

Police were alerted after residents heard screaming.

According to Cape Town Central Police spokesman Captain Ezra October, the woman, who was from Mitchell’s Plain and had been staying at a lodge in the city, was stabbed multiple times.

“The victim died a few hours later on the morning of Monday February 8 in Somerset Hospital from multiple stab wounds,” he said.

The woman’s clothing is undergoing forensic testing. Police also retrieved a bloody scarf as the scene.

Police have surveillance footage of a suspect seen running past Upper Nile Street, past Holy Cross Primary School, at about the time of the stabbing.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Warrant Officer Shaun Bardien at 073 220 0653.

Meanwhile, police arrested four men, aged 27 to 36, in Rondebosch on Tuesday February 9 for possession of housebreaking tools and a stolen gun.

According to Warrant Officer Sisam, officers spotted the men in a BMW 3 Series with false number plates.

“The officers started to follow them in Church Street, then one of the passengers jumped out of the vehicle and started running away and police gave chase and apprehended the fleeing person,” he said.

When officers searched the man, they found a 9mm pistol that had been stolen during a carjacking in Claremont in January, and a search of the car and the other three suspects turned up a crowbar, a set of false licence plates and the car’s original licence disc.

“Three of the suspects had cases such as business robbery and housebreaking against their names,” said Warrant Officer Sisam.

All four suspects appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday February 11.