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Eastern Cape police are appealing for public assistance to locate the suspects who raped and murdered an elderly woman.
Provincial police spokesman Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana said the 63-year-old woman was found raped and killed on Monday, September 6 in Lwandlana locality in Tabase A / A in Mthatha.
He said the elderly woman was found inside her home by police after relatives and community members alerted police to the incident.
“Upon arrival, the police found an elderly woman lying on her mattress, her mouth covered with a scarf and her hands tied with electric cables.
“A murder and rape case has been opened for investigation,” Kinana said.
He urges anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of one or more suspects to come forward.
Those with information are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Mtwa of the Mthatha Central Police Station on 071 475 1871. Alternatively, calls can be made to Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
In an unrelated incident, police caught a 37-year-old man shortly after he allegedly carried out a home invasion at a house on Sixwila Street, NU8 in Motherwell on Tuesday.
Police said the 29-year-old complainant said at 1:20 p.m. a stranger entered the house looking for her brother. She told him that her brother was not there and he left but immediately returned and threatened her, demanding her cell phone and bank card.
The suspect also instructed the woman to charge her TV in her vehicle.
Fortunately, she was able to identify the registration number and model of the car, and this was broadcast through police channels.
Members of the Motherwell (Vispol) Visible Police Task Force spotted the white Ford in Mpongoshe Street.
The vehicle did not have license plates.
Officers arrested the driver, searched him, and stolen items such as the cell phone and bank card were found in his possession. Further investigation led officers to a house on Ntimba Street in NU11 where the television was recovered.