A decomposed body of a woman found in the ceiling

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A decomposed body of a woman was found in a ceiling of a certain house on Tuesday morning, 04 October 2022 around 11h00 am in Minaar Street at Balfour. According to the report, the Police received a complaint of a bad odour coming from a house in the area of Balfour.

Mpumalanga Police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said on arrival, the police found a lady who indicated that she has moved into the said house about a month ago to stay with the father of her child.

The Police began to check the house in order to determine where the odour was coming from. “At first, the ceiling trapdoor did not show clearly what was inside, however, the members proceeded to the next room and broke the ceiling where they discovered a human body wrapped with some clothes”.

Mohlala said Emergency Services personnel were summoned to the scene but the body was in a decomposed state in such a way that the gender could not be determined at that time, however, later through the shoes that the victim was wearing as well as the nail polish and other features it was then determined that it is a female person. “A murder case is being investigated by the police”.

Meanwhile the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has condemned the incident in the strongest possible terms it deserves.

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