78 year old man arrested after wife dies

By Drum Digital
25 September 2014

The man was wounded in the hip during the shooting, which was initially believed to have been a robbery.

A Johannesburg businessman is appearing in the city's magistrate's court on Thursday accused of murdering his wife, Beeld reported.

The 78-year-old Parktown North resident was arrested at one of his businesses in Craighall Park on Tuesday. His 70-year-old wife of 15 years was shot dead in their home around 1am on March 16.

Police spokesman Sergeant Lloyd Ramovha confirmed to the Afrikaans daily that the man would appear in court on Thursday.

Unnamed sources told Beeld the arrest was only made months later because forensic tests on the gun, which was registered in the man's name and believed to have been used in the crime, took so long to complete.

Police could however not find evidence of a break-in on the night of the crime, according to Beeld

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