KZN man hands himself in after elderly, disabled woman found dead

The body of a 69-year-old woman was discovered in Phoenix, north of Durban
The body of a 69-year-old woman was discovered in Phoenix, north of Durban
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A KwaZulu-Natal man has handed himself over to police after the grizzly discovery of an elderly woman's body in Phoenix, north of Durban, on Tuesday.

According to police the 64-year old man handed himself over on Tuesday and allegedly told police he had murdered a woman in a house in Landbury Place.

A security company KZN VIP Protectors discovered the body of disabled woman on the floor. Her wheelchair was near her body.

"We were called out to the house by a neighbour and upon arrival, had to break the lock in order to gain entry," said Glen Naidoo of KZN VIP Protectors.

Naidoo said that the woman, 69, whose throat was slit, was found dead on her bedroom floor.

KZN police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said that the man would appear in court on Wednesday.


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