"What is even more shocking about this barbaric act is that it happened during Women's Month.
"We call on the police to act with speed to ensure the perpetrator is arrested," said the league's provincial secretary Nonhlanhla Gabela.
Police are also investigating the brutal murder of former principal Shirley James.
Gwala said the 79-year-old's body was found in the garage of her Newlands East, Durban, home on Tuesday.
She had head injuries.
"The victim was alone in her house. Charges of robbery and murder are being investigated," said Gwala.
Local DA councillor Shontel de Boer said it was "sad to hear of such a tragedy when a senior community member is so brutally murdered in her own home.
"The area has become terribly unsafe and residents don't feel safe in their own homes," De Boer said.