Woman, 93, murdered in Port Elizabeth

2012-11-06 17:35

Johannesburg - A 93-year-old woman was attacked and killed while alone in her Port Elizabeth flat, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

"She stayed in a granny flat at the back of the main house in Walmer. Her domestic worker discovered her body on Monday morning," said Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg.

The woman was identified as Marjory Uren. She had been repeatedly struck on the head with a heavy object. Nothing was stolen and no arrests had been made.

This brought the number of elderly women killed in the province since Thursday to three, said Janse van Rensburg.

One was attacked with a butcher's knife at her home in Gwabeni on Saturday. She was 82. The second woman, aged 83, died in hospital in Centane after a man, who had accused her of witchcraft, stabbed her on Thursday.

Eastern Cape human settlements MEC Helen Sauls-August said the attack on elderly women in the province was "unforgivable".

"We appeal to all families living with elderly people not to leave them alone and vulnerable to attacks. We must make sure that our elderly are not left alone or with strangers," she said.

  • darren.peach - 2012-11-06 17:47

    What kind of scum kill a helpless 93 year old Woman ? R.I.P......

      Peter VR - 2012-11-06 18:04

      The same scum that rape and murder 3 year olds.

      chris.schutte.14 - 2012-11-06 19:32 updated its Genocide warning for South Africa on 20 Aug 2011 from 'Boer farmers' being at risk of genocide stage 5 to include ALL WHITES and Women being at risk of Stage 6 genocide at the hands of \ANC Youth, black Marxist racists'. It did not continue its previous stage 5 warningthat 'foreign black Africans' were also at risk.

      Desilusionada - 2012-11-06 20:20

      Poepel who like de Efrken Wey...........

      lawrence.ostle - 2012-11-07 04:43


      Jenni Scallan - 2013-04-11 12:12

      Her 60+ year old son was arrested, that's what type of scum kills a helpless 93 year old woman. He is alleged to have an extensive history of drug abuse.

  • kim.buren - 2012-11-06 17:51

    These son of a b!tches with no respect or value for life. Why a 93 year old women FFS?

  • sergio.o.williams - 2012-11-06 17:52

    truly sad, i feel so sorry for her family, to think she needed just 7 more years, God bless them

  • charl.malan.12 - 2012-11-06 17:52

    Cowardly cowardly cowardly, this is the kinda citizens we have trolling our country, just great!

  • marc.schnehage - 2012-11-06 18:07

    Nothing was stolen. And there are still genocide-denialists that walk amongst us!

      chris.schutte.14 - 2012-11-06 18:32

      Good remark updated its Genocide warning for South Africa on 20 Aug 2011 from 'Boer farmers' being at risk of genocide stage 5 to include ALL WHITES and Women being at risk of Stage 6 genocide at the hands of \ANC Youth, black Marxist racists'. It did not continue its previous stage 5 warningthat 'foreign black Africans' were also at risk.

  • jonathanlee.oosthuizen - 2012-11-06 18:16

    all I can say is ..thanks Mr President. this is the example that your party is setting for the whole of SA. this is really poor and shocking!! killing a 93 year old lady that couldn't defend herself is really inhuman!! someone must start taking action to ensure the safety of inoocent citizens in SA. but one is doing anything! R.I.P and may you enjoy being with our heavenly Father. its always the innocent citizens that gets murdered or attacked.

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-11-06 18:23

    Here in SA one can reach the ripe old age of 93 and get murdered for nothing. A sign of a morally, corrupt society. Absolutely no respect for life. Makes me angry to think how defenseless the old lady must have been. HTF can the government just turn a blind eye to this unnatural situation. Sad to see the country go down the drain like this.

  • Benigna Skosana - 2012-11-06 18:27

    ahh bull!!! so everything that happens in south africa u will blame the president??? get a lyf infact while u on it get a white president will see if they will do a better job!!! its a shame that some stupid guy keeps on killing people like this! u should talk about how we can solve or help the police by catching the pathetic killer not talk about ANC!!! its outdated

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-11-06 18:38

      A useless government that can't protect it's citizens. Highest murder rate, highest rape statistics. Are you proud to live in condition where the country scores the highest marks for all the wrong reasons. Pathetic

      travis.beesley.5 - 2012-11-06 19:42

      The ANC should be doing something to solve crime and seeing as though Jacob is president he must be hold accountable for doing less than nothing to sort out crime. Benigna this is not a matter of black or white , its a matter of the government being useless . Its not our job to solve crime , but thankfully private security companies/neighbourhood watches are doing a better job than our own government .

      chris.schutte.14 - 2012-11-06 20:04

      Khethu,we need some references,not just comments like \just like chickens\,do you compare it to Rwanda?,here are some stats.\The Human Rights Commission in South Africa released statistics of all the politically motivated murders in South Africa during Apartheid, which lasted from 1948 through to 1994. The statistics speak for themselves:\r\nPolitically Motivated Murders in South Africa from 1948 to 1994:\r\nBlacks Murdered by Blacks: \r\n21000 people were killed in political violence during the 46 years leading up to the elections in April 1994.\r\n14000 of these 21000 people were killed from 1990 to 1994\r\nIn the same period, 8580 black South Africans were killed by other blacks South Africans.\r\nAnother 4902 were killed by unknown forces, but it is generally assumed that these killings were black on black politically motivated murders. (necklace murders)(Stompie Tsepeng)\r\nThe ANC was responsible for mobilising black South Africans to murder other blacks who they thought were working with the Apartheid government.The SANDF is thought to have killed 7000 fighters in Angola etc.\Our current murder rate is between 18000-25000 per year,rape 68000 per year,nice rainbow of blood over our nation.Ps the USA had a murder rate of 12000 per year before current president,now its 14000pa.

      lawrence.ostle - 2012-11-07 05:06

      Ok well let's look at the facts: Mr Zuma/ANC report card 2012: Deaths Per 1000 per annum: NUMBER 1 South Africa 17.23 Life Expectancy: NUMBER 220 South Africa 49.41 years of age HIV Deaths: NUMBER 1 South Africa 310,000 2009 est. Unemployment percentage: NUMBER 3 South Africa 48.2 What mark would YOU give him?

      jon.jones.90663894 - 2012-11-09 16:48

      Hey Benigna you might want to find out what the ANC did to a relative of yours . She had the same surname as you and her name was Maki. Maki Skosana. Find out what the ANC scumbags did to her. And then come bag and try and protect your precious 'ANC'.

  • Omnivore - 2012-11-06 18:46

    Always the weakest of the weak... You pathetic ghouls.

  • Omnivore - 2012-11-06 18:50

    Ok Benigna... But you can see ppl are frustrated... Forget racial issues but the pres leads this country and this country leads the world in mrder and rape maths illiteracy and corruption etc etc so surely u can understand the frustration SAans have will be poured out towards those who control SA?

      Benigna Skosana - 2012-11-06 18:56

      but Omnivore, lets just cry with the victims and stop complaining about how this is Zuma or anc's fault, they ain't any special, Zuma's day is coming, he will get whats coming to him, lets not talk about politics even were its not necessary.

  • muke.matshaba - 2012-11-06 19:19

    Is this the signs of the end of time? Prophet Credo Muthwa tell us more please

  • Hasani P - 2012-11-06 21:38

    What kind of a society is this?

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