A 44 year old hearing-impaired woman from Worcester was stabbed to death on Saturday 17 August in broad daylight by a man who followed her to her home after she walked to a nearby shop to buy cigarettes.
According to the Police she fought for her life in her flat after the man who followed her kicked down her door when she wanted to close it. Rozel Botha’s body was found on the outside of her flat in Chanhym Court in Russell Street, Worcester. A family member told a local newspaper that Rozel wore a hearing aid and that that could be the reason why she did not hear somebody followed her after she walked through the big gate of the complex.
A Police spokesperson said the incident happened around 12:25. He also said the flat inside was in chaos and indicates Rozel fought for her life. The Police spokesperson also said that Rozel died of multiple stab wounds. She was declared dead on the scene. Rozel moved to Worcester 3 years ago and leaves 2 sons behind who stay in Port Elizabeth.
Police members sgt Anneline Filies and the Breederivier K9 members Warrant Officer Nolen Erasmus and constable Juan Pierre Gempies followed up and arrested a suspect who was found with some of Rozel’s possessions in his possession.