Dutywa police seek suspect in murder of woman, 85

THE Dutywa police are seeking a man who attacked and killed an 85-year-old woman near the town on Thursday.

Police spokesman Captain Jackson Manatha said the axe-wielding man, who wore a balaclava, entered the home and attacked the woman, identified as Silvia Thandiwe Dyasi, in her home at Mabheleni near the town. She died on the scene.

The deceased was with a relative – who was not harmed – at the time. The suspect then fled the scene.

Anyone with information can contact the Dutywa police on 047 489 1333 or Crime Stop 08600 10111.



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