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Mystery surrounds fatal shooting of Ngqamakhwe woman at her homestead

Jun 18, 2019
Mystery surrounds fatal shooting of Ngqamakhwe woman at her homestead

NgqamakhweNgqamakhwe police are investigating a homicide case in which a woman was fatally shot under mystery circumstances.

"It is alleged that two men arrived at the homestead of a 60-year-old woman at Mzantsi Locality, Mantunzeleni Village, Ngqamakhwe on Sunday, at about 19h30," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The two men pretended as if they wanted a room to rent as there are there some flats at the homestead of the 60-year-old woman, which are rented by tenants."

He said that the two men requested to speak to the woman outside the house.

"Once they were outside the house, one of them pulled out his firearm and fatally shot the woman. The deceased was shot on her upper body."

Capt Manatha sad that the motive behind the cold blooded murder is not known.

"The two suspects fled the scene after killing the woman. The identity of the deceased is still being withheld until all her family members are officially informed of her murder," he added.

"Anyone with information is kindly requested to contact Ngqamakhwe Police @ 047 4870035 or Crime Stop 08600 10111. The information will be treated confidentially."

Butterworth Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu, condemned the senseless murder of an old defenceless woman.

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