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Man arrested in connection with homeless woman's murder

Police say the suspect allegedly beat the 60-year-old woman to death with a golf club on Saturday afternoon.

Police tape generic. Picture: Gadeeja Abbas/EWN
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CAPE TOWN – A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a homeless woman in George.

Police say the suspect allegedly beat the 60-year-old woman to death with a golf club on Saturday afternoon.

The police’s Malcom Potje explains what happened.

“According to the witness account, they were resting on the sidewalk in George. The suspect, who was a passenger in a bakkie, got out of the bakkie with the golf club and assaulted the lady. The motive for this could be revenge but we’re investigating that possibility.”

The man is expected to appear in court today.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)

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