Woman killed in carjacking on honeymoon

A YOUNG woman has been killed in a carjacking while she and her British husband were honeymooning in South Africa.

The horrific attack happened after the newlyweds were being taken back to their hotel in Cape Town and asked to drive through a township because they "wanted to feel the vibe".

As they were driving through the area, masked gunmen forced the driver and her husband from the car before driving off with the 28-year-old woman.

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The body of the woman, believed to be Indian, was discovered just 15 miles from where the attack took place on Saturday night. Police said she suffered a "violent death". Her husband, who is 31, was unhurt, and is being comforted by relatives who live in South Africa.

It is believed the pair, who married two weeks ago, arrived in South Africa last Friday for their honeymoon. They were staying in a hotel in Cape Town and, on Saturday night, had been driven to a restaurant in Somerset West, about 45 miles from where they were staying.

On the way back, it is understood they asked their driver to take them through the township of Gugulethu.

The woman's body was found at 7am yesterday morning in the car in the township of Khayelitsha.

A spokeswoman from the Foreign Office said: "We are providing consular assistance to a British National who was involved and their family."