Murder investigation underway after elderly couple attacked in Muizenberg home

Cape Town police are investigating the murder and attempted murder which played out at the seniors’ residence in Marina De Gama, Muizenberg.

Police found the body of a 66-year-old woman, with initial indications being that she had been stabbed more than once.

A 72-year-old man was found lying outside the house with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

He was rushed to hospital.

“ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 04:33 along with Metro EMS where they were directed by the South African Police Services (SAPS) to the body of a woman in the kitchen of the residence. She had suffered knife wounds to the head and back and showed no signs of life. She was declared dead on arrival.”

Ross Campbell, ER24 spokesperson

The motive for the attack is yet unknown.

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