The elderly man sustained gunshot wounds to his head and chest and was declared dead at the scene. Cpt Naidoo confirmed that a case of murder has been opened and that nothing was taken during the incident.
Phoenix SAPS communications officer, Cpt Louise Naidoo, said it is sad that most of the time, rape cases are perpetrated by people who should be protecting victims.
In the first incident, the acting provincial commissioner in KZN, Maj Gen Bheki Langa, has called for peace and calm following yet another brutal killing at the notorious Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi.
The body was taken to Phoenix mortuary for post mortem to be held and the suspect was then placed under arrest.
Verulam SAPS communications officer, Cpt Hendry Kistern, confirmed that a investigation into the murder is currently underway.
According to the female victim, she was asleep with her family when they heard a loud bang on the sliding door at approximately 1:30am.
It is alleged that the victim was on her way to school in the Phoenix area and while walking through a pathway, she noticed a man seated in the thoroughfare.
On that fateful day, the victim was walking in a pathway in the early hours of the morning while it was still dark in the Mount Edgecombe area.
Reaction officers responded to the scene after being informed of a break-in in progress.
Upon probing what the victim was doing at the said residence, police discovered that she had been brought to the house ‘as entertainment’.
The close-knit community gathered around the scene which many described as ‘heinous and too painful’.