Elderly woman killed with garden spade

A 64 year old woman was found murdered in her home murdered in Jowett Crescent, Bellevue today.

At around 1pm this afternoon the victim’s son came to visit her and found his mom lying in a pool of blood outside her house, with head wounds and bruises on her face.

It is alleged she was hit with a garden spade, allegedly by two men hired to help clear the yard earlier in the day. Two cell phones and a digital tablet were taken from the home.

Neighbours surrounded the Bellevue home in disbelief that something so dastardly could take place in the quiet suburban area.

“It is just sad, you can never be too careful of crime and it is on the rise, just shocking,” said one of the neighbours.

Family members of the slain woman told Maritzburg Sun that they are still in shock and hope the suspects are caught and “pay for the gruesome crime” .

Alexandra Police Spokesperson Kholeka Mhlongo confirmed that a murder docket had been opened and detectives were working on this case.

Bongeka Sibisi

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