An 18-month-old toddler was found unharmed next to the body of her murdered mother at their home in Willowvale, in the Eastern Cape over the weekend, police said.
Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said a Mahasana community member who went to visit the deceased mother found her lifeless body.
The 47-year-old woman was discovered with numerous bullet wounds on her upper body.
Her daughter was found unharmed beside her, Manatha said.
The woman was killed on Friday afternoon.
The reason behind the murder is not yet known and no arrests have been made, Manatha added.