Bethelsdorp SAPS investigating cases of murder after 2 women were murdered in 2 separate incidents.
It is alleged that during the early hours of 10 June 2017 at about 02:30, two suspects gained access into a home after kicking down the door in Walmer location.
The suspect threatened the two victims and demanded cash and cellphones. When the victims said they had no cash, the suspects then took a cellphone. One of the suspects’ asked one victim about the whereabouts of her boyfriend and before she could answer, he fired a shot which fatally hit the 41-year-old woman in her chest. Police are investigating a case of armed robbery and murder.
In another incident, at about 07:30 on 10 June 2017, the body of a 48 year old Bethelsdorp woman was found in an open field next to Mpuko Street in Jacksonville. It is alleged that at about 23:00 on 09 June 2017, Charlene Goliath left a friend’s house to go home. She sustained multiple stab wounds. At this stage, the motive for the fatal attack is not known and no suspects have been arrested, police investigations continue.
Bethelsdorp Police are appealing to the community to assist them in their investigation and anyone with information may contact Detective Captain Kobus Williams on 082 825 2357. A murder case is being investigated.
The Acting Cluster Commander for Mount Road Cluster, Brigadier Keith Meyer has strongly condemned these attacks and has called on the communities to work with the police and to report these perpetrators.
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