Blind woman killed in Kwanobuhle home

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Blind woman, 55, stabbed to death in Kwanobuhle home

Police in Kwanobuhle said the blind woman, who was burtally murdered, would not open the door for anyone unless she recognised their voice.

Blind woman killed in Kwanobuhle home

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Detectives at the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Kwanobuhle are appealing to the community to assist them in tracing a suspect or multiple suspects who are responsible for the cruel and callous killing of a 55-year-old blind woman.


At about 9:00 on Tuesday morning 6 October, police were summoned to a house in Mdledle Street after the caregiver and the deceased’s boyfriend found the woman lying dead on the bedroom floor. 

“It is alleged that the caregiver had left Miss Thobeka Goxa at about 16:00 yesterday afternoon [Monday] 5 October 2020. The house was locked, however, when she returned with Goxa’s boyfriend this morning [Tuesday], they found the kitchen door and the security gate wide open. There were no signs of forced entry into the house,” said Colonel Priscilla Naidu. 

Goxa was found lying on the bedroom floor with stab wounds on [the] left side of her chest. 

“At this stage, it is not clear if anything was taken from the house. It is further alleged that Miss Goxa would not open the door to anyone unless she recognised their voices,” said Naidu. 

Police are urging the community to assist them by exposing this/these heartless criminal/s that are responsible for the death of Goxa. 

A case of murder is under investigation and anyone who can assist in the investigation is asked to contact SAPS Kwanobuhle on 041-978-8800 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or their nearest police station. All information received will be strictly confidential.


Apart from the brutal killing of a blind woman in the Eastern Cape, police in Polokwane, Limpopo launched a manhunt for unknown suspect(s) following the brutal killing of an 80-year-old woman by the name of Jacoba Grobler roughly two weeks ago. 

The woman’s body was found by a friend in her house at Koraal old age complex in Polokwane on Monday morning 21 September at about 11:00.

“The victim’s body was found by her friend and the police were called. On arrival, the police found the deceased lying on the bed with open wounds which might have possibly been caused by a blunt object,” said Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.  

“The deceased’s laptop and cellphone are missing,” added Mojapelo. 

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) is requested to contact Brigadier James Esbach on 082-576-0743 or the Crime Stop number 0860010111 or visit the nearest police station in Limpopo.