By Fiona Gounden
Two women who belong to an animal rights group have been working secretly for some months to find out who killed a cat in a microwave at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Edgewood campus in May.
During the initial trial, witnesses disappeared and the senior public prosecutor closed the case in October due to insufficient evidence.
Gail Turnley of the Bluff and Bernie Stevens of Hillcrest contacted many organisations and interviewed many students. "What was evident was that this was a cover-up campaign by certain people," says Turnley.
The women are confident they can assist police.
"Considering the perpetrators are potential educators, this incident should throw up a red flag to the university, police and public. It cannot be ignored."