An Irish woman has been murdered in an attack at her home in Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa.

Cecily Clark, originally from Shankill in Co.Dublin was strangled by an intruder when she and her husband arrived home.

The 67-year-old is survived by her husband John and children Jonathan, Simon and Emma.

Police informed Eye Witness News that a 25-year-old suspect faces charges of robbery and murder. The suspect has appeared in court in connection with the incident.