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Dutywa police swiftly arrest suspect after 69-year-old woman murdered

Jul 5, 2018
Dutywa police swiftly arrest suspect after 69-year-old woman murdered

Dutywa police have arrested a 34-year-old man for the alleged murder after a 69-year-old woman. 

"The murder was committed at Chizela Village, Upper Falakahla locality, Dutywa on Wednesday night," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"It is believed that the deceased was strangled as she had no visible injuries.

"The motive for the murder is still unknown at this point in time."

Dutywa police detectives quickly investigated the case and arrested the suspect.

Capt Manatha said that the suspect will appear  before the Dutywa Magistrate’s Court on Friday  facing murder charge.

Butterworth SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Trevor Mey, condemned the murder of a defenceless old woman.

He praised the Dutywa police detectives for their swift arrest.

The identity of the deceased is withheld until all her relatives have been informed.