According to a media statement sent by the SAPS on Thursday morning, Tazne van Wyk’s body was discovered in a stormwater pipe outside Worcester on Wednesday evening, which was pointed out by the suspect (54).
Tazne van Wyk disappeared about two weeks ago. After an extensive investigation led by the Western Cape FCS detectives, they found the suspect in Cradock. He appeared in court on Tuesday, 18 February, in Cradock on a charge of kidnapping.
He will be charged with charges of murder and is expected to appear in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 21 February.
“As the investigation unfolds, the possibility of the suspect facing additional charges cannot be ruled out.”
Lt General Yolisa Matakata, Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, acknowledged the diligence of the detective team along with the search parties.
She added, “In a province that is notorious for crimes against women and children, we reiterate our resolve to ensure the perpetrators of these heinous acts are brought to book in order to face the full might of the law.” The parents of Tazne have been informed of the discovery and they are receiving counseling.