Man arrested for murder of 77-year-old woman


A 26-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of a 77-year-old woman in the Eastern Cape. 

Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha confirmed the arrest. 

Nongqongile Sololo was murdered in her home in Rwatsini location, Gcina village, Centane on July, 12. The suspect allegedly entered the elderly woman's home during the night. 

Manatha said that Sololo suffered injuries to her upper body and said that the motive behind the murder is still unknown.

The 26-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Centane Magistrates' Court on Monday.