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Seshni Moodliar-Rensburg with her mum, Premla Moodliar, who was murdered in her Sparks Road flat, in May.
Police officers made a breakthrough in the murder case of 71-year-old Overport resident and retired teacher, Premla Moodliar, after they apprehended two suspects.

The elderly victim was found brutally murdered with her hands bound with tape behind her back and covering her mouth in her Sparks Road flat, in Overport, on Sunday, May 3.

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Provincial police spokeswoman, Col Thembeka Mbhele, stated that investigating officers from the Provincial Investigation Unit worked throughout the night to solve the murder case that had baffled many in the quiet suburb of Overport.

“Their resilience yielded positive results when two suspects, aged 32 and 36, were arrested,” she said.

Col Mbehle confirmed that police officers proceeded to the Inanda area where the first suspect, aged 36, was arrested. The 32-year-old suspect was then arrested in Overport.

Cases of murder and robbery are under investigation at Mayville SAPS. It is alleged that one of the suspects worked at the building in which the victim lived.

The docket was assigned to the Provincial Investigation Unit for investigation.

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“The detectives worked tirelessly to solve the case. Two wrist watches were recovered from the 36-year-old man,” she added.

The suspects will be charged for murder and robbery. They will appear in the Durban Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

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