Woman (83) found dead in her Athlone home

The woman was stabbed & declared dead on the scene at her home in Hazendal.

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CAPE TOWN - An elderly woman has been found murdered in her Athlone home.

The 83-year-old woman's body was found last night, shortly after 8pm, at her residence in Herbrand Street in Hazendal.

She was stabbed and declared dead on the scene.

Police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana says, "I can confirm that a case of murder is under investigation after the incident at Herbrand Street last night, where an 83-year-old female was found with a stab wound in her residence."