Woman shot nine times in her sleep

2010-11-30 10:06

A 50-year-old woman was shot and killed while she was asleep in her Mount Frere, Eastern Cape, home.

“She was shot nine times in the upper body at 9pm last night while she was asleep,” Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said.

Her killer entered the family home in the Mabhobho locality in Mount Frere and shot the woman with a 9mm pistol.

Her 12-year-old son, who was also asleep in the house, was woken up by the shooting, but was unable to identify the killer.

The motive for the murder was still unknown and no arrests had been made.

“It is unfortunate that this happened during woman’s month,” Fatyela said.

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