Bredasdorp haunted by crime as it deals with the death of a young female

Sulnita Manho’s body was found in a building at a Lime Works factory in the early hours of Saturday morning.

FILE: Sulnita Manho. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Funeral arrangements are underway for a 23-year-old woman who was raped and murdered in Bredasdorp.

Sulnita Manho's body was found in a building at a Lime Works factory in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Nineteen-year-old Delwigo Ward, who also lives in the Overberg town, made his first court appearance earlier this week.

The case was postponed to Monday for bail information.

This is not the first tragedy to stun the small community and community leader, Sam van Staden, says the residents must take responsibility for these tragedies.

"We have to blame ourselves, because if we do our work as good as we can, we could avoid such things happening. If there is enough workers to patrol the streets, especially at the weekends, such things won't happen."

Last year, 14-year-old year old Elda Japhta was murdered by her 27-year-old boyfriend. In the same year, five-year-old Kayde Williams was also raped and murdered.

In 2013, the rape and killing of 17-year-old Anene Booysen made international headlines.

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