Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Woman 'brutally' killed in robbery

15 September 2010, 07:36
By Yusuf Moolla and Nompumelelo Magwaza

A 73-year-old woman was strangled during a robbery at her home in Silverglen yesterday.

Sally Naidoo was found with cable ties around her arms, legs and neck in the bedroom of her home in Mountain Rise Road. Relatives found her after she failed to answer calls to open the door.

"I called the landlord to open the gate. When we went in, the house was ransacked and her body was found tied up in her room," said Clinton Singh, a family spokesman.

"Her jewellery was taken."

Relatives and friends watched in silence as forensic pathologyservices conducted investigations and removed the body.

Residents and community policing forum spokesman Edmund Chetty said the community was disgusted by the murder.

There had been a series of housebreakings in the area.

"While we commend the police for their efforts in fighting crime, we need to increase visible policing in the area."

In Umbilo, a 23 year-old woman survived an attack in which a man fired five shots at her outside her home in Bonix Road on Monday

It is believed she knew the gunman.

Netcare 911 spokesman Jeff Wicks said the woman had five bullet wounds to her abdomen, chest and arms. She was in a serious condition when the medics arrived.

"She was stabilised before she was taken to a hospital."

Police - who initially said the woman was dead - were searching for a 30-year-old man.

This article was originally published on page 2 of The Mercury on September 15, 2010

The Star

Comments by Sonny

People don't get to die of old age any more in SA!

Is their anything wrong with society?

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