South Africa: Suspect Arrested Following Brutal Murder of Mother and Daughter in North West

Just a week after the brutal murder of a North West mother and her daughter in Lesetlheng Section in Hebron near Ga-Rankuwa, police have arrested a 45-year-old suspect for the alleged double murder.

The suspect was arrested on Saturday afternoon at around 14:00.

The bodies of a woman, 68, and her daughter, 34, were found lying in pools of blood on the previous Saturday, January 11, News24 reported.

It is believed that the mother had earlier fetched house keys from another daughter, aged 29, who was at work.

When the younger daughter arrived home at around 17:00, she realised that the kitchen's security gate and wooden door were broken.

She then found her mother's body in the dining room, and her sister's body in the bath.

Items worth R25 000 were also stolen from the home.

Police spokesperson Colonel Adéle Myburgh said the suspect would appear before the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court on Monday, facing charges of murder and house robbery.

North West provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, has congratulated the team on the arrest, saying police would ensure those committing crime are tracked down and arrested.

Source: News24

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: News24Wire

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.