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Knife-man kicks down door and kills woman aged 72

A 72-year-old woman was stabbed to death in her home near Mthatha, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

The woman was asleep with her granddaughter at home in Ncihane village, when a man kicked open the door at 8pm on Monday, said Lt-Col Mzukisi Fatyela.

Fatyela said the intruder drew a knife and stabbed the woman before he fled.  The granddaughter was not injured.

“The police followed leads and arrested a man in the same village a few hours later.

“We suspect the motive for the murder was witchcraft-related, but at this stage I cannot provide further details on that,” Fatyela said.

The suspect, 52, would face a murder charge in the Elliotdale Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

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