EASTERN Cape police have launched a manhunt for the suspects behind the “heartless” attack and rape of two elderly women aged between 91 and 75 at Sigubudwini Administrative Area in Tsomo.
The body of the 91-year-old was found outside the house.
Reports suggest the two women were sleeping together when two men entered their house through the window on Sunday night. They allegedly demanded money and then started raping them.
Police spokesperson Thembinkosi Kinana said one of the women managed to escape to a neighbour’s homestead, leaving the other inside the house where the incident took place.
“Police were called and found the 91-year-old outside the house. She was already dead. It is still not clear what weapon was used in the killing. A case of rape and one of murder have been registered. The motive for this incident forms part of the investigation. No arrest has been made at this stage,” Kinana said.
Eastern Cape police commissioner Liziwe Ntshinga said: “We shall hunt and find them. It is better that they condition themselves to bid their families a goodbye as the prison is waiting for them.”
Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of those responsible for the murder and rapes can contact Captain Pikashe on 072 731 9892 at Tsomo police station or Crime Stop on 0860 010 111.