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70-year-old Butterworth woman found murdered at her home

Nov 20, 2017
70-year-old Butterworth woman found murdered at her home

Butterworth police are appealing for community assistance following the murder of 70-year-old granny over the weekend.

"The deceased was found murdered at her home on Sunday, at about 06:30, at Mkhonjane Location, Qeqe Village, in Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Capt Jackson Manatha.

"She was found by her husband.

"The deceased was sleeping in different room from her husband. She suffered upper body injuries."

He said that she was identified as Nowongile Pikoko.

"Anyone with information should please contact Butterworth Police on 047 401 1100 or Crime Stop 08600 10111."

Eastern Cape Police provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga, condemned the murder of defenceless old woman.

She vowed that police will do everything in tracing the suspect/s who are responsible for the murder.