Cape Town – A 74-year-old grandmother has been brutally murdered for tik money.
The suspect is an alleged drug addict who also lives at the Parow Park complex where Louise was killed in her house on Tuesday.
Shocked residents tell the reporters Louise was a kind-hearted old lady, known for inviting the homeless into her two-bedroom flat to share her supper with them.
On Tuesday afternoon, Louise had gone to the shop across the road, and surprised the intruder when she returned.
Sources say he punched the helpless old woman in the face repeatedly, until she was unconscious, before he smothered her to death with a pillow.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said: “Our investigations led to the arrest of a 30-year-old male who is also a resident in the same complex. The motive is expected to be robbery.”
Christopher, 36, one of Louise’s seven children, says “My mother was killed like a dog. People don’t even kill animals like that. She was murdered and hit to death with bare hands and that all for drug money! I am angered by the way my mother was killed,”