A manhunt has been launched for those responsible for the raping and killing of the 86-year-old nun.
An 86-year-old nun was reportedly gang-raped before being murdered in her bedroom at a South African missionary, local police reported.
Sister Gertrud Tienfenbacher was found dead in her room at the Sacred Heart missionary on Sunday, Best Daily reported.
According to police reports, her hands were tied together with a typewriter cord, and a towel had been placed over her face.
A small sum of money had been stolen from her room.
Confirming the evil attack, local police spokesman Major Thulani Zwane said: "It is alleged that the victim was at her residence when she was approached by a suspect who allegedly tied her hands with a typewriter cord. She was also covered with a towel over her face, causing the victim to suffocate."
He added: "Rape is also suspected in this matter. We are following all leads. We are also appealing to the community to come forward with any information."
Paying tribute to her murdered friend, Sister Gerald, who works at the Sacred Heart mission, said: "Sister Gertrud had a very kind heart and was loved by everyone."