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Police appeal for leads after 84-year-old woman found stabbed to death

By Afikile Lugunya - Jan 9, 2018
Police appeal for leads after 84-year-old woman found stabbed to death

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is appealing for leads following the death of an 84-year-old woman at Mvezo, near Mthatha.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena, the deceased was staying alone and was found dead with stab wounds on her upper body by his grandson after a gut alert as he didn’t see her for a while outside her home.

“The motive for her killing is unknown and no arrest yet. We urge anyone with information to contact the nearest police and the information will be treated as confidential,” Captain Koena said.

Acting Cluster Commander, Brigadier Nomawethu Makonza, said: “We condemn the killings of elderly women that are depending on the communities for their protection. We are making a call to everyone to protect our elderly women."