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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.

Sapa

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