We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of a 93-year-old woman who was murdered in her home in Bellville South on Sunday, August 1.
Cynthia Doubell was allegedly found naked in her bed while it’s believed that she had been raped as well.
This tragic incident took place at a time when South Africa started celebrating National Women’s Month, and groups who advocate for women’s rights, like Keep The Energy have used their platform to create awareness.
According to News24, a 25-year-old man was charged with the alleged rape and murder of Doubell and appeared in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. He will have to remain behind bars until his bail hearing takes place next week.