Two arrested for teacher’s murder
UGIE police have made a breakthrough in the killing of a former teacher who was stabbed in an armed robbery last week.
Two suspects, aged 20 and 21, were arrested on Tuesday and were expected to appear in court yesterday.
The outcome of the court case was not known at time of going to print. A third suspect is still on the run.
Drakensberg police cluster spokeswoman Warrant Officer Nozuko Handile said the two were found with a laptop reportedly stolen from the deceased’s house.
“The police managed to arrest two suspects from the area. The two were positively linked to the case and have been charged with murder, and were expected to appear in court yesterday,” said Handile.
The deceased, 60-year-old retired teacher Helena Gouws, was home with her school principal husband Chris when the suspects entered their Plein Street home at night.
It is alleged that the three suspects wrestled with them and Helena was stabbed in the neck. She died from her injuries and was buried last weekend.
DA spokesman for Safety and Security Bobby Stevenson said police needed to restore public confidence in the province.
“Police need to restore public confidence by spelling out measures they will take to arrest this alarming trend,” said Stevenson. — firstname.lastname@example.org