On Thursday, the bodies of two women were discovered at beaches located on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.
In the first incident, a fisherman spotted the lifeless body of a naked woman floating in the surf at Umdloti Beach around 4 am.
Recognizing the urgency of the situation, the fisherman reached out to the private security company Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) for assistance in retrieving the corpse.
Rusa’s spokesperson, Prem Balram, stated that other fishermen had been unsuccessful in recovering the body due to the high tide.
Consequently, a team from Rusa was dispatched to the beach to retrieve the body.
Balram noted that the woman had lacerations on her head, and the police are currently conducting an investigation.
A few hours later, another incident occurred as the body of a young woman washed up on the shore at Cassurina Beach, also situated on the north coast.
According to IPSS Medical Rescue, the woman is believed to have been approximately 30 years old.
As of now, no reports of a missing person matching the woman’s description have been received, and her identity remains unidentified.
The police are conducting an investigation into the matter.