70-year-old widow beaten to death with hammer in Bloemfontein home

2016-04-04 19:00
A 70-year-old widow was severely beaten to death with a hammer in Bloemfontein (Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

A 70-year-old widow was severely beaten to death with a hammer in Bloemfontein (Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

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Bloemfontein - A 70-year-old widow was beaten to death with a hammer in her Bloemfontein home, Free State police said on Monday.

Her neighbours in the Bergmeent complex in Raymond Mhlaba Street last saw her around 20:00 on Sunday night, Constable Wendy Nkabi told News24.

The motive for the killing was unknown and nothing was stolen from the woman's house.

Neighbours gathered outside her home while police worked on the crime scene. No one wanted to talk to the media.

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