“Intsikeni police worked tirelessly to apprehend the suspects after the discovery of a dead body of a 67-year-old woman at Mncwaba location, Umzimkhulu,” said KZN police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane.
“Police embarked on an intelligence-driven operation following up on an investigation into the murder and arrested three suspects aged between 25 and 40. One of the suspects is the deceased’s daughter-in-law.”
On May 28, the 67-year-old victim – identified as Alice Ntombencane Dlamini – was found dead inside her bedroom.
“She was allegedly assaulted and strangled with an electric cord,” said Zwane.
While Zwane reports that the motive behind Dlamini’s murder remained unknown, the three suspects would be charged for murder and were to appear in the Umzimkhulu Magistrate’s Court soon.
The KZN Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, applauded the Intsikeni police for the arrests: “We hope that the killers will be effectively convicted and receive a harsh sentence for killing an old woman in a brutal manner inside her home.”