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Mystery surrounds the death of elderly Malvern woman

The body of 66-year-old Zubeida Ebrahim was found decomposed at her home in Ridley Park Road on Sunday.

A POSTMORTEM is being carried out to determine Zubeida Ebrahim’s cause of death.

Ebrahim’s body was found decomposed at her home in Ridley Park and Malvern SAPS communications officer, Sgt Sthembile Kheswa said that made it difficult for forensics to determine if there were any visible injuries.

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Kheswa said the 66-year-old stayed with her son who has a mental illness.   

“Family members said they visited her on Tuesday and left her some food. On their next visit on Sunday, she was found dead, the food had not been eaten. Police discovered that copper cables were stolen,” said Kheswa.

An inquest docket has been opened at Malvern SAPS. 



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