Shocking scenes as East London police discover female body parts packed in a suitcase in the streets of East London.

South African Police Services Crime Prevention members are reeling with shock after they discovered a suitcase and a black plastic bag full of body parts in the streets of East London this morning. SAPS Provincial Spokesperson Brigadier Thembinkosi Kinana said Crime Prevention members were patrolling at Fitzpatrick Road on Thursday morning when they were stopped by a motorist informing them about a body that was seen in a suitcase at Quigney, in East London.

“On their arrival at the corner of Fleet Street and Fitzpatrick road a suitcase with a body parts of a 23 years old female was found, next to it was a black bag with other body part.

Whilst at the scene, police received information that a 25 year old suspect believed to be linked to the murder was found and immediately arrested by intelligence. On further investigation which led the police to the house where the two lived, a plastic bag with other parts of the body was also discovered”, said Brigadier Kinana.

Kinana said, preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and deceased were in a relationship and have stayed together for some time. Reports suggest that the 23 year old deceased was a Law student at Fort Hare University in East London.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga has strongly condemned the acts of brutality on the young woman. “This is one of the devastating scenes Women do not want to see during this Women’s Month. The incident represents a manifestation of the stubbornness of Gender Based Violence and Femicide incidents which are endemic within our society”. said General Ntshinga

“Once he is charged, the suspect is expected to appear in the East London Magistrate court on Friday on a Murder charge. Investigation Continues. Police officers who were involved in the incident are receiving counciling”, concluded Kinana.

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