A 39-year-old man suspected of murdering a Bloemfontein woman he had just started working for was arrested in the Free State.
Police spokesman Lt-Col Thabo Covane said the The 69-year-old woman and the employee were at home while her husband went to a pharmacy on Tuesday. On his return, the man found his wife, Maria Magdelina Cameron, in a pool of blood. Her throat was cut and her hands were cuffed behind her back.
“He was running around looking for the gardener who had recently been offered a job but he was nowhere to be found,” Covane said. < / p>
The man had worked for the family for three days.
Covane said a wallet with money was missing. Cameron’s purse was found on the property.
He said a team of detectives worked around the clock and arrested the man in an informal settlement in the R section in Botshabelo.
“The team surrounded the hut apartment in the informal settlement, sealed it off and rushed to the suspect.
” Expensive alcohol tokens are said to have been stolen during the house robbery and bloodstained clothing to have been confiscated. The investigation continues. “