EAST London police have arrested a 25-year-old man after the body parts of a 23-year-old woman were found in a suitcase and two black bags.
The victim is believed to be a Fort Hare law student from the University’s East London campus.
These fears were confirmed on Thursday afternoon when Fort Hare issued a statement about her death.
A spokesperson JP Roodt says a delegation from the University will travel with police to inform the next of kin.
The gruesome discovery was made on Thursday morning when a police patrol was alerted by a motorist to the suitcase and a black bag, which were found on the corners of Fleet Street and Fitzpatrick Road.
Provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana says that while on the scene, police received information about the suspect who was arrested in Quigney by members of SAPS Crime Intelligence.
Brigadier Kinana says further investigations led to a house where the two had lived for several years, and where another plastic bag containing more body parts was found.
Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Liziwe Ntshinga, has strongly condemned the murder.
The suspect faces a charge of murder and is expected to appear in court on Friday.
The University Fort Hare confirmed that the victim was one of their Law students who resided off-campus in a private residence in East London.