The remains of three friends have been found in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
The South Africa Police began investigating cases of murder after the corpse of the three friends were discovered.
According to Colonel Thembeka Mbele, KZN police spokesperson the bodies of Zinhle Nqobile Mkhize, 33, Njabulo Lindani Khoza, 21, and Nonhlanhla Kubheka, 30, were discovered inside Babanango forest in Zululand on Saturday morning, June 26.
Meanwhile, the circumstances surrounding the cause of their deaths remains sketchy.
“They were found after an intensive search conducted by the team immediately after they were reported missing,” said Mbele.
Nkandla police asked members of the community for help in locating the three friends last week, who were last seen on June 19.
“They were last seen on 19 June 2021 at 18:00 while they were travelling together with Nonhlanhla Kubheka’s vehicle in the Nkandla area. Kubheka’s vehicle was found the following day at her cottage in Nkandla with the keys on ignition and the driver’s window broken but the victims were nowhere to be found.” police said.
A murder investigation has been launched, and police are urging anyone with information to contact the investigating officer, Sergeant Dlamini.
Meanwhile, according to a family member, Zinhle Ngobile Gcwabe returned from a funeral on June 19 before departing to meet the other two deceased.