Two weekend murders in Eastern Cape

Mthatha - Two people were killed in the Eastern Cape in separate cases at the weekend, police said on Monday.

A woman was shot and killed in her home in Bhukwini village in Nqgeleni near Mthatha, Lt-Col Mzukisi Fatyela said.

The woman, who lived alone, was killed on Sunday around 10pm,

Neighbours heard gunshots and, after a few minutes, they went to check on her. They found her dead on the couch in her living room and alerted police.

In a separate case, a 17-year-old boy was found dead in Xonya in Engcobo on Saturday around 8pm, Fatyela said.

His body was spotted in an open field by a passerby. The boy had stab wounds to his head.

The motive for the killings was unknown. Murder dockets were opened for both cases.

No arrests had yet been made, Fatyela said.