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Husband (71) arrested for wife's murder in Marina da Gama

Speaking from his hospital bed hours after the incident, the man told media he and his wife were accosted by two men who had entered their home.

Picture: Pixabay.com

CAPE TOWN - A 71-year-old Marina Da Gama husband has been arrested on a charge of murder.

The accused's 66-year-old wife was found dead on the kitchen floor of the couple's home almost two weeks ago. She was stabbed in the head and back and was declared dead on the scene.

Police found her husband laying outside the house with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported to hospital in a critical condition.

Speaking to the Weekend Argus from his hospital bed hours after the incident, the man claimed he and his wife were accosted by two men who had entered their home.

But as the police's Frederick van Wyk explained, there's been a twist in the case.

“Police arrested a 71-year-old man [on Tuesday] on the charge of murder at a medical facility at the time of him being discharged. He is due to appear in the Muizenberg Magistrates Court."

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