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Suspect in an elderly woman's murder case due to appear in court

Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Mpumalanga

NELSPRUIT:  A 36-year-old suspect is expected to appear before the Witbank Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Friday 05 February 2021. The suspect is alleged to have been involved in the murder case where an 86-year-old woman was robbed of her belongings and brutally killed from an old age home at Witbank on Sunday, 31 January 2021.

The man was arrested after he handed himself over to the authorities at Mondeor Police Station in Gauteng on Wednesday, 3 February 2021. This was after a manhunt was launched by police following an incident in which the elderly woman was murdered.

The investigation revealed that her vehicle, a white Honda Jazz and her belongings were stolen during the incident and fortunately the vehicle became a positive catalyst for the investigation as it was later recovered left abandoned in Krugersdorp on Monday, February 2021. After finding the car, they then strongly believed that the suspect could also be 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.


Brigadier Leonard Hlathi
082 462 0804