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70-year-old Lower Didiman woman killed and another wounded in apparent hit

Oct 8, 2018
70-year-old Lower Didiman woman killed and another wounded in apparent hit

Police in Kleinbulhoek, a farmstead located in the Chris Hani District Municipality, are appealing to the community for assistance in tracking down the suspects, who murdered one woman and shot another in Lower Didiman, during the early hours of Monday morning.

"Cases of murder and attempted murder has been opened for investigation," said police sokesperson, Captain Namhla Mdleleni.

"It is alleged that two armed unknown men entered in two homesteads at Lower Didiman.

"They first approached one where they shot a 55-year-old woman and thereafter proceeded to the second house and enquired on the second victim from.a relative."

Elderly woman shot and killed

Capt Mdleleni said that when the elderly woman appeared, they shot her and she died on the scene.

"The suspects then fled the scene. The first victim was taken to hospital," she described.

"The motive for these heinous attacks are unknown and will be investigated."

Police are appealing to anyone who can assist in in the investigation to contact detective Warrant Officer Richard Frederick's at 0824418232 or the crime stop line on 086 00 10111.

"All information will be treated in confidence."

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