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Woman, 51, arrested for brutal murder of nephew who allegedly tried to rape her


The police said the man went to his aunt’s home, where he found her bathing and he forcefully wanted to have sex with her, before the woman furiously assaulted him with an iron and a stone.

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A 51-YEAR-old woman is expected to appear before the Nkowankowa Magistrate’s Court on Monday, facing charges of murder after she was arrested for allegedly killing her nephew.

The brutal murder happened at Dan Village in Limpopo on Saturday.

Limpopo provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba said the deceased man was killed after he allegedly tried to force himself on the 51-year-old woman.

“According to the information received, the deceased went to the aunt’s place and found her bathing. He forcefully wanted to sleep with his aunt and the aunt furiously assaulted him with a steel iron and stone on his head,” said Mashaba.

“He collapsed and was immediately driven to the nearest hospital, where he was certified dead upon arrival by the doctor on duty.”

The incident was reported to the police and the investigation led to the arrest of the 51-year-old aunt on Sunday morning.

She was charged with murder.

Meanwhile, the provincial commissioner of the SAPS in Limpopo, Lieutenant-General Thembi Hadebe, has welcomed the arrest of the aunt.

Hadebe pointed out that it is the police’s responsibility to investigate crime and bring offenders to justice.

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