SA man brutally murders woman (80), tries to escape to Zim

Zimstar News/Agencies 

Police in South Africa’s Limpopo province have arrested a 27-year-old local man for allegedly killing an 80-year-old woman.

The suspect, according to police, was nabbed while trying to cross into Zimbabwe with a vehicle stolen from the crime scene.

“A 27-year-old suspect arrested for brutally killing an 80-years-old woman, Martha Louisa, whose body was found in her house on Thursday 23 September 2021, will this morning (Tuesday) appear in the Makhado Magistrate’s Court,” said Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.

“The suspect was arrested by the police in Musina while trying to cross the Limpopo River at Tshikundo into Zimbabwe.”

Mojapelo said the 27-year-old accused murderer was driving the vehicle.

“The motor vehicle, a Toyota Hilux bakkie, was also recovered,” he said.