Man arrested for elderly Arena Park woman’s murder

During the early hours of Sunday morning, investigators from the Chatsworth SAPS arrested a 29-year-old man for the alleged murder of 72-year-old woman, who was found dead in her home in Arena Park, on December 18.

The accused appeared in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday and was remanded into police custody. He will reappear in court on January 16.

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According to communications officer of Chatsworth SAPS, Cpt Cheryl Pillay, a family member had returned home from work and discovered that the property gates were derailed.

“She then summoned a security company for assistance. The elderly woman was found strangled in her home and the house ransacked,” she said.

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Col Ramdass of the Chatsworth SAPS applauded the efforts made by the team of investigators, who worked above normal hours, going beyond the call of duty to ensure that this alleged perpetrator is brought before the justice system.

“Chatsworth SAPS is committed to ensuring that reported crimes receive maximum investigation. We are appealing to complainants to follow through with their cases as it is pivotal to securing convictions of perpetrators of crimes,” added Col Ramdass.

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Yoshini Perumal

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