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Vehicle found abandoned following fatal house robbery near Mthatha

Nov 17, 2018
Vehicle found abandoned following fatal house robbery near Mthatha

A silver grey Mercedes Benz with registration number HTB974EC was found abandoned on the N2 road near Sobangweni on Saturday, at about 10h00.

"The vehicle was reported stolen at Ngangelizwe Police Station after two unknown men allegedly went to a certain house where a husband and a wife, both 40 years were sleeping," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"It further alleged that before they stabbed and killed the wife and stabbing and injuring the husband, they demanded money and cellphones afterwards they fled the scene in their Mercedes Benz.

"The husband was rushed to hospital in a stable condition whilst the wife succumbed to her injuries and died on the spot."

She said that cases of murder and Assault GBH have been opened and no arrest as yet.

"Anyone with information may contact the Ngangelizwe Branch Commander D/Captain Titi on 0783561167 or may contact our Crime Stop Line on 0860 10111 and confidentiality is guaranteed."

The Acting Cluster Commander, Brigadier Asorgen Naidoo, activated a 72-hour Task Team in making the arrest.

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