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'Every lead being followed in tracing robber, who killed Kabega Park mother'

Jul 26, 2018
'Every lead being followed in tracing robber, who killed Kabega Park mother'

SAPS Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga, has expressed her shock at the brutal killing of a young mother after a suspected robber entered her home in Brymore in Kabega Park home on Wednesday afternoon.

"It is alleged that at about 12:35, the woman (26) was at home with her one-month-old baby girl when the suspect entered the house.

"The victim’s fiancé (34) arrived home and confronted the attacker in the bedroom," said police spokesperson, Capt Johan Rheeder.

"A scuffle ensued between them, however the attacker managed to flee. The woman sustained stab wounds to her neck and arm and was lying on the bedroom floor.  She succumbed to her injuries.

"The domestic worker was allegedly locked in the bathroom by the suspect."

He said that the child was not harmed.

"There appear[ed] to be no force entry into the house... Police are investigating a case of murder and robbery."

Lieutenant General Ntshinga has indicated that an extensive search for the suspect is currently underway.

“We have video footage and an apt description of the suspect. We appeal to the community to assist us in tracing this suspect and to report any suspicious person to the police.

"We guarantee that every information will be followed up. We cannot allow ruthless criminals to enter our premises and attack innocent people. They must be arrested and placed behind prison bars. We extend our condolences to the family of this young mother and assure the community that we will do everything in our power to apprehend the perpetrator,” added Lt Gen Ntshinga.