Sea Vista murder and other crime news

A woman from Sea Vista and another from Patensie were murdered last night and an 80 year-old man from Uitenhage is missing.


 A Sea Vista St Francis Bay woman was allegedly murdered last night, 24 August,  after an argument with a man.

The 36-year-old suspect from Sea Vista allegedly took a knife and stabbed the 40-year-old woman in the neck.  She passed away on the scene.

The suspect was arrested by the police for murder at 8.10 pm last night.

 The name of the deceased will be released as soon as her next-of-kin is informed.

The suspect is due to appear in the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court on 27 August 2013 on a charge of murder. 

 Other crime news from SAP Corporate Communication today:


Uitenhage  police and the relatives of an elderly man are appealing to

public to be on the look-out for Gideon van der Mescht. 


Van der Mescht, who resides in Uitenhage, left his home dressed in a grey tracksuit

yesterday,  24 August at about 10:15 am.  He never returned home.

Van der Mescht, 80, has a medical condition. It is believed that he is walking in the direction of Bloemfontein in the Free State.

Anyone who might have spotted him or who knows of his whereabouts can contact his son, Lotter van der Mescht, on 074 755 8588 or SAPS Uitenhage on 041 996 3438 ; 041 996 1011.


 Patensie police ar investigating a murder after a 32-year-old woman was stabbed close to her home in Stuurman Street, Ramaphosa Village,  Patensie at 5 pm last night, 24 August 2013.

The victim managed to flee to her home but passed away at the scene. 

No arrests were made and anyone who might be able to assist the police with information pertaining to the murder is requested to contact SAP in Patensie on: 042 283 8400.

The name of the deceased will be made known after her next-of-kin is informed.

Investigations are continuing.  


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