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20-year-old Barkly East man in court for sexually assaulting, killing 82-year-old woman

Aug 13, 2019
20-year-old Barkly East man in court for sexually assaulting, killing 82-year-old woman

Barkly East - A 20-year-old man from Barkly East is expected in court n Tuesday after he was arrested by police for the alleged sexual assault and murder of an 82-year-old woman.

"Due to the commitment and dedication of D/W/O Ayanda Jansen, of the Barkly East Detective Service, a 20-year-old suspect was arrested for the murder of a 82-year-old lady," described police spokesperson, Capt Ursula Roelofse.

"It is alleged that on Saturday, at about 23:00, at the Boyce Nondala area, the victim was alone at home and went to sleep.

"It was then that the suspect broke into the house, sexually assaulted and murdered the old lady .

"Her body, with stab wounds, was found the next day by her grand child."

Capt Roelofse aid that at that stage, there were no clues or information regarding any suspect.

"D /W/O Jansen was the detective on standby and started with the investigation," she added.

"He interviewed numerous people and requested anyone with information to contact him.

"On Sunday, at 20:00, he received positive information and followed it up."

She said that he traced a possible suspect and searched his house.

"Evidence was found inside his house and the suspect was arrested. He will appear before the Barkly East Magistrate's Court on Tuesday."

Barkly East SAPS Cluster Commander, Col Matshediso Gezani, and his colleagues congratulated D/W/O Jansen for his dedication, commitment and professional investigation in making the successful arrest within 24hrs as crimes against women and children is a high priority for the SAPS.

Image: D/W/O Ayanda Jansen of the Barkly East Detective Service 

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