90 year-old woman shot and killed, boyfriend wounded in KZN

2015-08-17 10:33

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban - A 90-year-old woman was shot dead in eSikhawini, KwaZulu-Natal, and her boyfriend was wounded on Saturday, police said.

“It is alleged that at about 19:45 the two were in their house [in the] Ncombo area when they were approached by unknown suspects,” said provincial police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane.

“Ellen Mlaba was shot and killed and her boyfriend was seriously wounded and taken to hospital for treatment,” said Zwane.

In a separate incident a 42-year-old man will make his second appearance at the eSikhawini Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for the murder of his girlfriend.

Zwane said Sifiso Gumede was arrested after allegedly killing the woman and burning her body at Port Dunford forest in eSikhawini last weekend.

“The KwaZulu-Natal police strongly condemned such shocking incidents in the province. It is really disturbing that such brutal killings of vulnerable women are reported when we are supposed to celebrate Women’s Month.

“We will make sure that perpetrators face the full might of the law and are kept behind bars indefinitely,” said Zwane.  

Read more on:    durban  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
43 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.