Gunman kills woman

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A 67-year-old woman has been shot dead at her home in Xwili, near Mthatha, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

Lieutenant-Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said the woman's grandson told the police he heard gunshots coming from his grandmother's house and a vehicle pulling away shortly after midnight on Monday.

“The woman was certified dead on the scene and an empty cartridge from a 9mm pistol was recovered,” he said.

The motive for the killing was still unknown and no arrests had been made.

“We have set up a task team to search for the killer and appeal to members of the community to help us with information in our investigation,” he said. – Sapa

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