EC police needs support in search for suspect(s) after blind woman stabbed to death


Police have beckoned on the community to help them in the search of the suspect or suspects responsible for what is called “cruel and callous” killing of a blind 55-year old woman in KwaNobuhle in the Eastern Cape.

On Tuesday, around 09:00, police’s attention was called to house in Mdledle Street after the caregiver and the boyfriend of the dead woman discovered her lying helplessly dead on the bedroom floor, said spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

It is alleged that the caregiver had left Thobeka Goxa at about 16:00 (on Monday) afternoon.”

The house was locked; however, when she returned with Goxa’s boyfriend (on Tuesday) morning, they found the kitchen door and the security gate wide open. There were no signs of forced entry into the house,” Naidu said.

Goxa was discovered on the bedroom floor lying down with several stab wounds on the axillary side of her chest.

It is still unknown if something was taken from the house. Naidu added that Goxa would never open the door to an unrecognizable voice.

Police are urging the community to assist them by exposing [those] who are responsible for the death of Goxa.”

A case of murder is under investigation and anyone who can assist in the investigation is asked to contact SAPS KwaNobuhle on 041-978-8800 or Crime Stop on 086-001-0111 or their nearest police station. All information is strictly confidential,” Naidu said.

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