Authorities await report after SA woman murdered in Mauritius

Lara Rijs was found murdered in her security complex in Mauritius on Monday.

 Lara Rijs. Picture: linkedin.com

CAPE TOWN - The International Relations Department says embassy officials are still waiting for information from Mauritian authorities investigating the death of a South African woman.

Lara Rijs was found murdered in her security complex in Mauritius on Monday.

International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson Nelson Kgwete says they’re waiting on a report from the embassy.

Rijs worked at the Geneva Management Group’s Global Financial Services in Port Louis.

Rijs studied at Unisa, Rhodes and Edinburgh Business School, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Her colleagues discovered her body when she failed to show up for work.

Sahib Meerhossen, aged 55, was provisionally charged for Rijs’ murder, but denies being involved in the attack.

The accused is expected to be back in court next Tuesday.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)