Woman shot dead by intruders

2013-05-06 14:20
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Mthatha - A 47-year-old woman was killed in her home in Mqanduli, near Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, police said on Monday.

It was alleged that two men forced their way into the woman's house and shot her dead on Sunday morning.

"[The men] then fled... three empty cartridges were picked up at the scene," said spokesperson Major Zamakulungisa Jozana.

No arrests were made and a murder case was opened.

Other crimes

Meanwhile, five men were due to appear in the Kwaaiman Periodical Court on Tuesday for separate incidents.

One of the men was accused of kicking a woman's bedroom door open and raping her in Mqanduli, on Saturday night.

Jozana said the man fled the scene but was later arrested.

In another incident four men, aged between 20 and 25 years, allegedly robbed a shop in Coffee Bay on Friday afternoon.

The suspects entered the shop pretending to be customers and later pointed a firearm at the shop owner and robbed him of an undisclosed amount of money, Jozana said.

They were later arrested and would face charges of business robbery.

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