The police in KwaZulu-Natal are investigating two cases of murder after the bodies of two women were found in KwaPata River in Azalea in the KZN Midlands.

Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said “It is alleged on Monday at around 17.45pm, two bodies of women believed to be in their thirties were found with stab wounds on the body in KwaPata River at Azalea.

Mbele said the victims identities were still unknown.

The matter is still under investigation by SAPS.

In a separate incident, a week ago, a scrap collector discovered the body of a 30-year-old floating in a stream in Tongaat.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said the body was found with assault wounds in a stream at Flamingo Heights at about 10am and a case of murder had been opened.