Crazed nephew still had pieces of victim

2015-08-19 09:50
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Durban - Social workers have been deployed to the Dweshula area to counsel distraught community members after a woman was hacked to death by her nephew.

The MEC for Social Development in KZN Weziwe Thusi has called for calm in the Dweshula area near Port Shepstone following the “brutal” killing of a 57-year-old woman by her 21-year-old nephew on Saturday.

The man allegedly killed his aunt by cutting her body in half, separating her torso and lower body before removing her internal organs.

According to a statement by the Department of Social Development, the young man first went to an aunt’s house and demanded she open the door so “he could rape her”.

After the family barricaded the doors and managed to chase him off, it is believed he then went to another aunt’s house and murdered her.

The knife used to kill the woman was found by police at the scene of the murder and when the man was arrested, he was found in possession of some of the body parts.

Thusi said the social workers will remain in the area and work with the community.

KZN police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said the motive of the killing is unknown at this stage.

The man, who was charged for murder, was due to appear in the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Court officials could not confirm his appearance.

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