A woman’s dismembered body has been found inside a wheelie bin in Mbekweni Paarl.
Siphokazi Booi’s body is believed to have been dismembered before being set alight.
Booi, 27, was last seen by her friends on Friday morning allegedly arguing with her boyfriend in his shack.
Her remains were discovered by residents at a dumping site near the railway lines on Sunday afternoon.
Angry residents later set alight the boyfriend’s car and demolished his shack.
The 30-year-old man was taken in for questioning as a “person of interest”.
The victim’s aunt Nontando Booi, 43, said she was informed by councillor Zukiswa Nomana about the burnt body found and inquired about the whereabouts of Booi.
“She knew that Siphokazi had abuse issues with her boyfriend and the last time we had seen her was on Thursday. We called her friends who informed us they left her at the boyfriend’s house at about 2am and at the time they were arguing. When we visited the boyfriend he claimed that she left.”
“We believe he dismembered her body so she would fit inside the rubbish bin which he pushed to the dumping site and set alight. Siphokazi has been staying with him for some time now. Last month he assaulted her and she was hospitalised at Tygerberg, she was due to go for an eye operation this month. The boyfriend was expected to appear in court on October 4,” Booi said.