WC Man To Appear In Court For Allegedly Beating Neighbour To Death

South African Courts

A 67-year-old woman was beaten to death, allegedly by  her neighbour in Sedgefield, Western Cape. The suspect, a 50-year-old man is expected to appear in the Knysna Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. He is believed to have used a hammer to kill the elderly woman.

Police say Noreen Hampson’s body was discovered on Saturday night in front of her house in Marigold Street.

Media reports say the man was arrested shortly after the murder and that he would be charged with malicious damage to property after he allegedly damaged the vehicles of members of the public who first responded to the scene.

Neighbours have said they were worried about the man and they complained to the police. They said that he had only received a warning and some of them said they felt unsafe in his presence in the past.