Grandmother shot dead for her cellphone

July 07 2006 at 09:40PM

A 10-year-old girl saw her grandmother gunned down on a farm near Kinross and her cellphone and purse stolen on Friday evening, Mpumalanga police said.

Superintendent Abie Khoabane said the two had returned home to a farm between Leslie and Kinross when they were attacked outside the house at about 7pm by someone wearing a balaclava.

“The attacker shot her in the head and in the stomach and the 74-year-old woman died on the scene,” said Khoabane.

The attacker grabbed the goods and fled without injuring the child.

“We consider the motive to be robbery,” Khoabane added. No arrests had been made.

Anybody with information can call Khoabane on 082 415 8375. – Sapa



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