Willowvale man behind bars for killing wife with stick


Police in Willowvale have confirmed the arrest of a 69-year old man in connection with the murder of his wife in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

In a statement, police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the suspect from Komkhulu Location in Mente Village, had earlier demanded his wife prepare him chicken livers from the chicken she was cooking for diner, but was told it was not ready yet.

“He then went to bed and at about 01:25 on Tuesday, took a stick and severely assaulted his wife on her upper body. She died instantly,” Naidu said.

The man was arrested not long after and is expected to appear in the Willowvale Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on a charge of murder.