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34-Year-old man arrested for murder

Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication
South African Police Service


Dutywa police have arrested a 34-year-old man for the alleged murder after a 69-year-old woman.  The murder was committed at Chizela Village, Upper Falakahla locality, Dutywa on Wednesday night, 04 July 2018

It is believed that the deceased was strangled as she had no visible injuries. The motive for the murder is still unknown at this point in time. Dutywa police detectives quickly investigated the case and arrested the suspect. The suspect will appear before the Dutywa Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 06 July 2018 facing murder charge.

Butterworth Cluster Commander Brigadier Trevor Mey condemned the murder of a defenceless old woman. He praised the Dutywa police detectives for their swift arrest. The identity of the deceased is withheld until all her relatives have been informed.



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