Johannesburg - Four men and a woman were arrested on Friday in connection with the murder of a woman in Willowvale in the Eastern Cape, police said.

The men, aged between 29 and 35, were taken into custody at Dutywa, and the woman - a domestic worker of the victim - in Willowvale, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

Four men accosted Carmen Manthe, 37, and her 60-year-old mother in their Willowvale home on May 21.

“They robbed the victims of clothes and other valuables. The victims were rushed to an East London hospital. The mother died on May 27.”

He said the four men would be charged with house robbery and murder, and the domestic worker with conspiracy to murder.

The five were expected to appear in the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Monday.