UMKHONTO we Sizwe (MK) veteran Noluthando “Agnus” Ncwane died on Sunday from wounds sustained when unknown gunmen opened fire on her and her son at their Khayelitsha home last Thursday.
Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said they were investigating cases of murder and attempted murder.
“According to information, two unidentified suspects entered the victim’s residence and offered the victim money for old or broken jewellery.
“The suspects opened fire, wounding both the woman and her son. Both victims were transported to hospital for treatment, and the woman succumbed to her injuries today (yesterday),” she said.
Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) and Dullah Omar region chairperson Fumanekile Booi said:
“Agnus was stern but also cared deeply for her fellow soldiers, and she fought like a soldier until her end. She was deployed to 2 Military Hospital to help military veterans receive medical treatment. It came as a shock to have a woman of her calibre shot and killed in her own home.”
Her son is still recovering in hospital and no arrests have been made yet.