Missing Marianhill woman found dead

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JOHANNESBURG, February 23 (ANA) – Missing 30-year-old Xolisile Gchonco from Mpola, near Mariannhill, has been found dead, police in KwaZulu-Natal said on Friday.

“In the early hours of yesterday, a body of a 30-year-old woman was found in a shallow grave in the Mpola area,” said Colonel Thembeka Mbhele.

Gchonco was last seen leaving her homestead on 2 February. She was later reported missing at the Mariannhill police station.

Mbhele said police have arrested a 36-year-old suspect. “He will be charged for murder and will appear in the Pinetown Magistrates’ Court soon.”

– African News Agency (ANA)