George woman beaten to death with golf club, motive unknown


Police in George arrested a 43-year old man over the weekend in connection with the murder of a 60-year old woman, who was reportedly beaten to death with a golf club.

Speaking to News24, police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie said the woman had been sitting on the pavement near the town’s show grounds while eating with a friend just after 14h00 on Saturday, when the suspect got out of an approaching bakkie, and proceeded to attack her without warning. She died on the scene from suspected head injuries.

Pojie stated it is believed that the suspect and the woman’s husband got into an altercation hours before, although the precise motive is yet to be determined.