The case against Sifiso Mkhwanazi for the murder of a woman believed to be a sex worker has been postponed to February 2023 because of the delay in DNA testing.
Mkhwanazi has only been charged with the murder of one woman although six bodies were found at his father’s workshop in Johannesburg in October. Police have not processed the DNA to identify the missing women.
This case reflects the failures, attitudes and harms the police and government have committed concerning the dignity and safety of sex workers. But it seems there may be light at the end of this dark tunnel.