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Disturbing: Stabbed body of 86-year-old woman found in Gqeberha

How horrible? An 86-year-old woman’s body was discovered with stabbed wounds to her head and neck inside her home in Greenfields, Gqeberha.

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A disturbing murder case has been opened after the finding of an 86-year-old woman’s dead body in Gqeberha on Sunday.


According to the South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Captain Andre Beetge, the dead elderly woman is identified as Nontsuku Annie Solomon.

Her lifeless body was found by loved ones in the bedroom doorway of her home in Mkwayi Street, Greenfields.

Local police and the family have suggested that the possibility of robbery is a possibility but did not share exactly why.

“On 02 January 2022 at about 13:00 the family of Nontsuku Annie Solomon, 86-year-old, found her body in the bedroom doorway at her home in Mkwayi Street, Greenfields,” SAPS’ Beegtre said.

“She was stabbed several times in her head and neck. The motive for the murder is not known yet, but robbery have not been ruled out.”

The police statement concluded with a plea to the public for assistance should anybody have any kind of relevant information.

“A murder case have been opened as is investigated by Bethelsdorp SAPS.

“Any person that could assist the police in this investigation with information to contact SAPS Bethelsdorp Detectives, Detective Sergeant Tembinkosi Cacadu at 071 874 8451 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or by using MySAPS app.”


In closely related news, a missing 45-year-old mother of two has been missing since last week and her car was found abandoned on Monday in Schoenmakerskop, Gqeberha.

According to police, Sylvia Wittal has been missing since last week, Thursday, 30 December 2021.

“SAPS Humewood is seeking the community’s assistance in tracing a missing woman, Sylvia Wittal (45) who was reported missing by her ex-husband on 02 January 2022,” police said.

According to her ex-husband, he allegedly last spoke to her on the phone on Thursday, 30 December 2021, to make arrangements for their two children.

After he allegedly did not see or hear from her again, he opened a missing person report on 02 January 2022.

Meanwhile, Wittal’s Silver Kia Picanto was found at Sacramento, Schoenmakerskop, on Monday by police. According to police, eyewitnesses in the area said the vehicle had been parked there for the past two days.

Police are currently in the area searching for Sylvia in the surrounding bushes and on the beaches.