Man hands himself over after murder of elderly woman in old age home

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A suspect from Nelspruit is due to appear in court today for his alleged involvement in the robbery and brutal murder of an 86-year-old woman.

“The man was arrested after he handed himself over to the authorities at Mondeor police station in Gauteng on Wednesday . . .” said the province’s SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi in a statement.

“This was after a manhunt was launched by police following an incident in which the elderly woman was murdered.”

The heinous crime allegedly took place on Sunday at an old age home in Witbank.

Hlathi explained that the investigation revealed that the woman’s white Honda Jazz and belongings were stolen during the incident.

“. . . fortunately the vehicle became a positive catalyst for the investigation as it was later recovered left abandoned in Krugersdorp on Monday.”

After the car was found, authorities strongly believed that the suspect could still be found around Gauteng.

“This prompted them to intensify their search and whilst busy following positive leads on his whereabouts, their counterparts from Mendeor station informed them that the suspect that they were looking for, has handed himself over, hence his appearance,” stated Hlathi.

The 36-year-old suspect is due to appear before the Witbank Magistrate’s Court today.


  1. This is why I believe demons walk amongst us!
    Evil souls with not a good DNA molecule in them!
    Bring hanging back, the prisons are too full!

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