Man arrested after woman (80) murdered in her home, Cofimvaba

South African Police Service

Man arrested after woman (80) murdered in her home, Cofimvaba
Man arrested after woman (80) murdered in her home, Cofimvaba

A 42-year-old male suspect was arrested on 8 September 2021, at about 10:00 for the murder of an 80-year-old female in the Epesikeni location Ngqwaru A/A in Cofimvaba.

It is alleged that during the morning of Wednesday, neighbors found the door at the deceased’s homestead open. On further investigation it’s where the lifeless body was discovered, covered up, laying on the bed.

They also found a known suspect hiding in the room, and after questioning him he reported that he found the lady on her bed sleeping and the suspect then ran away.

After the suspect set his house on fire he was rescued by Cofimvaba Visible Police members who arrested him on a charge of murder.

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