Man kills gran, 89 and girl, 5

2013-04-15 12:00
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East London - A man has been arrested for raping and killing an elderly woman and stabbing her great-granddaughter to death, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.

Major Zamukulungisa Jozana said the 89-year-old woman and the 5-year-old girl were sleeping in their hut in Elliotdale on Saturday night when an intruder kicked open the door.

The man raped and stabbed the woman before turning on the girl and stabbing her.

Two murder cases were opened.

"The suspect's identity document was picked on the deceased's bed, where she was lying," said Jozana.

Police later arrested a 23-year-old man.

He would appear soon in the Mqanduli Magistrate's Court.

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