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Dutywa police arrest man for allegedly killing his elderly stepmother over money

Jan 3, 2019
Dutywa police arrest man for allegedly killing his elderly stepmother over money

Dutywa police arrested a 42-year-old man for the alleged murder of his stepmother, aged 70.

"It is alleged that the suspect and the deceased had a misunderstanding over a monetary issue on Wednesday, at about 18:40, at Laza  Makaka Locality, Nqabarha Village, Dutywa," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"It is further alleged that the suspect stabbed the deceased on her upper body. She passed away at the scene."

A relative of the deceased phoned the Dutywa police and informed them about the murder.

Dutywa police arrest murder suspect

"Dutywa police acted swiftly and as they rushed to the scene, they found the suspect," Captain Manatha said.

"He was arrested and charged for murder. The suspect is due to appear before the Dutywa Magistrate’s Court on Friday."

The identity of the deceased is still being withheld until all her relatives are officially informed of her murder.

Butterworth Cluster Commander Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu condemned the "cold-blooded murder" of an elderly woman especially by the person, who was supposed to protect her.

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