Suspect arrested for the murder of elderly woman

A 35-year-old man has been arrested for shooting and killing an 83-year-old woman at Godini locality in Ngqeleni on the 25 May 2018 at about 21:00.

It is alleged that an unknown gunman who was hiding near the deceased homestead saw a 40-year-old man who was on his way home, pointed him with a firearm and ordered him to knock at the deceased door at gunpoint. The man who is a family member of the deceased knocked at the door and when the deceased opened the suspect allegedly fired several shots at the deceased and she died instantly. The suspect then fled the scene and the man raised alarm to the neighbourhood.

Through thorough investigation and working hand in glove with the community of that area, the suspect was arrested by members of Godini community who handed him to police unharmed yesterday, 13 June 2018 at about 11:00.

He will appear before Ngqeleni Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, 15 June 2018 facing a charge of murder.

The Acting Cluster Commander, Colonel Phathekile Majaja applauded both the community and the detectives and said “I have to thank the community of Godini for assisting us in arresting this suspect who brutally killed the elderly woman. It is the responsibility of us all to remove all those that are terrorising people especially women and children by exposing them. They don’t have space in our society. Your continuous support in the fight against crime cannot be overlooked. Together we can do more.”

Source: South African Police Service