Nun raped and killed in her home

Ixopo police are appealing to anyone who has information about a suspect who raped and killed an elderly nun in Ixopo.

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On 18 April 2015, at about 19:00, Getrud Tiefebacher (86), a sister at Sacred Heart Home Convent in the Roman Catholic Church was found dead in her room.

It is alleged that the victim was at her residence when she was approached by a suspect who allegedly tied her hands with a  cord.

She was also covered with a towel over her face, causing the victim to suffocate.

It is also suspected that the victim was raped before she was killed.

Anyone with information about the murder suspect is requested to contact Ixopo SAPS Investigating Officer Warrant Officer Thembelihle Hlangu on 076 828 9582 or Branch Commander Warrant Officer Zindela Madondo on 076 919 0372 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.true feb 2015


The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni said: “We condemn such a brutal murder of an innocent elderly woman at Ixopo.

Our detectives will work around the clock to make sure that the culprits who were involved in this barbaric murder are brought to book.”

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