Two arrested for the rape, murder of Sinoxolo Mafevuka

The Khayelitsha teen’s body was discovered in communal toilets two weeks ago.

Sinoxolo Mafevuka body was discovered in a communal toilet in Khayelitsha. Picture; Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police say two people have been arrested for the rape and murder of 19-year-old Sinoxolo Mafevuka.

The woman's half naked body was discovered in communal toilets in Town Two in Khayelitsha.

Police say the two suspects are 21 and 26 years old.

They are expected to appear at Khayelitsha Magistrate Court tomorrow on charges of murder and rape.

Last week, disgruntled Khayelitsha community members blamed what happened to Mafevuka on poor policing and inadequate water and sanitation services in the area.

A small group of people from different parts of Cape Town arrived to pay their respects to Mafevuka's family, and show their support.

Just over 20 people stood near the communal toilets and disgruntled community members, who live nearby, voiced their concerns.

Residents said they'd been complaining about their torrid living conditions for years but nothing changed.

They said the crime in the area is perpetuated by the filthy state of their environment.

Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu claimed police have given less attention to the murder of a Khayelitsha woman compared to the murder of a 16-year-old girl in Tokai Forest.

She also criticised the media for giving more attention to the murder of Franziska Blöchliger in Tokai Forest on Monday.