Three men are set to appear in court on Monday after they were arrested for allegedly kidnapping two Chinese women in Gugulethu, with one of the women found dead.

According to the police, it was still unclear what caused the death of the 51-year-old woman.

Colonel Andrè Traut, provincial police spokesperson said “The circumstances surrounding the death of a 51-year-old Chinese woman are being investigated after her body was discovered on Friday morning at around 06:30 at a residence in Gugulethu”.

He said it was believed that the victim made an attempt to escape from the Gugulethu residence after she and another Chinese woman, 34, were allegedly kidnapped by the suspects in Delft on Friday.

Traut added that “The exact cause of her death and the motive for the kidnapping are yet to be determined”.

The suspects 26, 32 and 34 years old were then arrested.