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Elderly woman raped, stabbed in head

2012-09-10 19:06

East London - An elderly woman has been raped and murdered near Lady Frere, north of Queenstown in the Eastern Cape, police said on Monday.

The 71-year-old woman's body was found in a river in Machubeni by two boys at about noon on Saturday, said Lieutenant Pumzile Makaula. The boys went to the police.

The woman had apparently left her home at about 09:00 to attend a funeral.

She had been stabbed in the head and police believed she had been raped, said Makaula.

Comments
  • SharonE - 2012-09-10 19:14

    What horror she must have endured before her death! There must be nothing worse than looking into your assailant's face and see no mercy and no compassion there. May her soul rest in peace, she did not deserve to die like this.

      Barry Eason - 2012-09-10 19:42

      Violent and repulsive to say the least! I'm afraid that more elderly and innocent people will succumb to these violent and sick criminals. the sign of the times I say...may this poor woman find justice...

      Barry Eason - 2012-09-10 19:42

      Violent and repulsive to say the least! I'm afraid that more elderly and innocent people will succumb to these violent and sick criminals. the sign of the times I say...may this poor woman find justice...

  • tanja.jaehne - 2012-09-10 19:33

    Being the eternal optimist, even I have to say 'what the f@*# is going on in this country?!!

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-09-10 19:34

    These are the kind of people that would make one get a lengthy jail sentence.I would not wait for the ineffiecient law to take its cause.I would make Saw 9 with this horny rubbish until he die.

      denis.gomo - 2012-09-11 03:17

      Bra Tbzaah...be serious now. lengthy jail sentence? Fattening his backside with taxpayers' money? Just hang the bastard.

  • Annelize Buitendach-Roesch - 2012-09-10 19:40

    Tragic that a Granny can be so easily raped and murdered. She should have been protected and cared for! What monster does this? Sick society!

  • boltonbarry - 2012-09-10 20:08

    The country is close to more jungle justice

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-09-10 20:10

    Disgusting - Carry on protecting them criminals and setting them free our wonderful guavament!

  • sivuyilesydney.ntsunguzi - 2012-09-10 20:12

    Is conscience still known to men who cannot know elderly women are our grandma' how can u rape your grandma' i am sorry fox Jesus is on his way rather beware and start preparing to welcome him ready to judge the living and the dead.

  • susanna.smit.7 - 2012-09-10 20:17

    Which elderly person goes to a funeral unaccompanied or did someone she knew do this to her?

  • raymond.kok3 - 2012-09-10 20:18

    i vote that we bring back the death penalty these thing don happen in Botswana they will hang your sorry a..s kill the bastards Khayalitsha please advice these people as to how to do it the poor police has no clue as to what they suppose to do no leadership on the horison

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-10 20:25

    No respect, no conscience, no humanity. But we will give him more rights then his victim and he will get free board and lodgings at the taxpayers expense. Criminal rights above all else. Its the way of the comrade cadres.

  • delish7564 - 2012-09-10 20:40

    Sick! Sick! Sick! R.I.P

  • magdeline.malefane - 2012-09-10 20:44

    death penalty must be brought back for these kind people,we dont need them in our society.

  • songezo.kilani - 2012-09-10 21:09

    Who rapes a 70 year old woman? Oh! god i give up

      banele.kasi - 2012-09-18 20:39

      Hey songezo men dat guy is 26-27 he is my czn but sunday he was beaten 2 death by community \r\nHe has raped 2 women,goat and a sheep and he alwayz gt out of jail now da comm was tired of him they beat him 2 death.that woman was my friend's granny

  • andile.vabasa - 2012-09-10 21:53

    They forgot to say it was a white woman, or do they only mention race when the victim is black, also off topic the media lied about the Lonmin miners salaries! I am sick and tired of the medias bias and lies! They are the ones that need to have their asses kicked

      denis.gomo - 2012-09-11 03:20

      You are missing the point here...the skin colour does not change the horror of the crime committed. Why should we always see everything in black and white?

  • josie.russell.10 - 2012-09-10 22:08

    Sick sick sick South Africa. Raping and murdering an old lady. Bring back CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

  • marc.klynhans - 2012-09-11 09:09

    A relative of mine (elderly lady) was stabbed in the neck, head and chest (several times) and then raped. The criminal was someone she had given food to when he asked. He left her for dead. She survived, thankfully. This is such a horrible thing to happen to anyone!

  • vuyolwethu.bongeka - 2012-09-19 10:42

    That was so miserable to see an old mother murdered like that

  • popeye.sailor.1884 - 2012-09-21 01:57

    Bring back the death penalty now !

  • popeye.sailor.1884 - 2012-09-21 02:00

    If this government has any balls, let’s have a referendum on the death penalty now!

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