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83-year-old Ngqeleni woman shot and killed in mystery murder case

May 28, 2018
83-year-old Ngqeleni woman shot and killed in mystery murder case

Police in Ngqeleni have appealed to the public for assistance with information that can help them in their investigations after an 83-year-old woman was shot and killed at Godini locality in Ngqeleni.

The incident happened on Friday night, at about 21h30.

"It is alleged that an unknown balaclava clad gunman, who was hiding near the deceased's homestead saw a 40-year-old man, who was on his way home, pointed him with a firearm and ordered him to knock at the deceased door at gunpoint," described police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"The man, who is a family to the deceased, knocked at the door and when deceased, who was staying alone, opened the door, the suspect shot several shots to the deceased and she died instantly.

"The suspect fled the scene and the man raised alarm to the neighbourhood." 

Captain Koena said that one projectile of a pistol was picked from the scene.

"The motive for her killing is not known yet and a murder case has been opened.

"We request anyone with information to contact D/Lt Colonel Nodlabi on 0798900806 or may contact Crime Stop Line on 08600 10111 and the information will be treated as confidential," she said.

Brigadier Nomawethu Makonza who is the Acting Cluster Commander, said; "We condemn and discourage the killings of elderly women. We encourage the communities to protect them and join the SAPS on its call in fighting this crime. We also request the Traditional Leaders to join hands with us in fighting this crime. We will leave no stone unturned in bringing the suspect to book."