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Horror As Pregnant Zimbabwean Woman & Her Father Found Dead Days Apart In Cape Town, South Africa


Gruesome Tragedy Unfolds: Pregnant Zimbabwean Woman and Father Found Dead in Shocking Cape Town Case

In a small Eastern Cape Town known as Makhanda, a horrifying incident has left the community reeling with shock. A 23-year-old pregnant woman and her 49-year-old father, both of Zimbabwean origin, were discovered lifeless in separate incidents just days apart. The local police have initiated a murder investigation and an inquest into the matter, intensifying the gravity of the situation.

Mysterious Deaths Rock the Community

The father and daughter resided together and operated a bakery on Hill Street in the university town. On the evening of Sunday, 21 May, police made a grim discovery when they found the young woman’s body inside the bakery. While there were no visible injuries, a bloodstain on her head raised suspicions. Authorities remain tight-lipped about the identities of the deceased, withholding crucial information that could shed light on this baffling case.

A Shocking Turn of Events

A week later, a chilling twist occurred when the lifeless body of the 49-year-old father was found hanging from a tree amidst the bushes near Worcester Street. The circumstances surrounding these tragic deaths have prompted further scrutiny, compelling the authorities to conduct a post-mortem examination to determine the exact causes of their demise.

Dark Secrets Unveiled


According to News24, it learned from undisclosed sources close to the investigation that a disturbing narrative of sexual abuse and incest is believed to have unfolded between the father and daughter. It is alleged that the father impregnated his own daughter, leading to a series of devastating events. According to these sources, the daughter was seemingly murdered by her father, who subsequently took his own life.

Community and Authorities Grapple with the Truth

The Zimbabwe Consulate in Cape Town and Zimbabwean authorities are deeply disturbed by this tragedy, as are the Zimbabweans residing in Makhanda. Despite these revelations, Consul-General Esther Tonderai Mudambo declined to comment, citing the need for permission from the deceased’s next-of-kin. Efforts made by News24 to reach out to the grieving family have thus far been unsuccessful, leaving many unanswered questions surrounding this haunting ordeal.

Support for the Affected

The Zimbabwe Migrant and Refugee Support Network (ZMRSN) in Gqeberha has expressed their shock and pledged to provide the necessary support. Shelton Chiyangwa, the secretary-general of ZMRSN, stated that the organization would offer psycho-social services to the bereaved family and explore options for financial assistance, including repatriation and burial arrangements. Further details will be shared as they become available, giving hope to those grappling with the aftermath of this heart-wrenching incident.


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