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Boksburg woman murdered at home

Johannesburg - An elderly woman and much-loved resident of Boksburg was attacked and murdered in her home, Beeld reported on Monday.

The body of Annette Muller-Botha, 74, was found by a tenant who lived in a cottage on Muller-Botha's property.

According to her daughter, Linda Naude, her mother had suffered horrific injuries.

“They hurt her terribly, her face was smashed to pieces. They stuffed a whole pair of pyjama pants into her mouth, her mouth and lips were torn… she had been tied up with an electrical cord and strangled with her stockings.”

A crowbar, long knife and a wrench were found next to Muller-Botha's body, which was discovered in her bedroom.

Naude said the murderers broke down four doors to get to her mother, but left the premises with only a cellphone, a few items of jewellery and her car keys.

Muller-Botha was a nurse and a single parent who raised four daughters on her own. - Sapa

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