Field of fears: KZN south coast community loses faith in justice

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Field of fears: KZN south coast community loses faith in justice

They have been hit by murders, an apparent suicide, a police bungle and now rumours of more deaths

Journalist

Fear hung in the air as an impromptu choir of concerned community members offered up a prayer hymn that accompanied dozens of policemen and dogs as they criss-crossed cane fields in Mtwalume on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast last Wednesday.

Some in the gathering were praying that the police – who earlier in the day had discovered the half-naked body of an unidentified woman in her 20s with a gash in her chest – wouldn’t make any more gruesome finds.

It was the fifth body discovered in the cane fields since April...

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