Teen (13) arrested for murder of 63-year-old woman

A 13-year-old girl has been in arrested in connection with the murder of a 63-year-old woman in Tongaat, south of Durban.

DURBAN - A 13-year-old girl is in a place of safety after she was arrested in connection with the murder of a 63-year-old woman.

The victim, Idah Ngcobo, had been repeatedly stabbed with a bush knife.

Her son Doctor said neighbours told him that an intruder hurt his mom.

“By the time I arrived here I was shocked because I saw a policeman and the place was barricaded," he said.

Police spokesperson Jay Naicker said the teenager was handed over to detectives by her mother.

"The indication is that this 13-year-old is involved in the murder,” said Naicker.

She is expected to appear in court soon.