Relative nabbed for murder of elderly woman

DURBAN - It is alleged that on 20 April 2022, at 21:30, Verulam police received a report of a person who was killed and buried in a shallow grave at Zwelisha.

Upon police arrival at Zwelisha area in Verulam, police found the woman suspected to be involved in the murder and she was rescued from the angry community members by police. The suspect was taken to Verulam SAPS for further investigation. It was established that the same woman allegedly conspired with another male and killed the elderly woman by assaulting her with a hammer.

The shallow grave was also cemented by the same suspects. All role players were summoned to the scene and the police officers from the Search and Rescue swiftly responded. The body of a 69-year-old woman was found buried in a shallow grave next to her house. It is suspected that she was set alight before being buried.

The deceased was identified as Welephi Ndlovu (69) from Verulam. The 34-year-old woman will appear before the Verulam Magistrate's Court tomorrow for a case of murder.

Source: South African Police Service