Man arrested for the murder of his mother and sister

Man arrested for the murder of his mother and sister
Man arrested for the murder of his mother and sister. Image source: Pixabay

Police in KwaZulu-Natal have arrested a 51-year-old man in connection the double murder of his mother and his sister at their home in ESigodini (Kalusizi) in Mid Illovo on Wednesday afternoon.

Police responded to reports of a shooting and upon arrival at the crime scene, bodies of an 87-year-old woman and her 39-year-old daughter were found lying in a pool of blood with their heads chopped off. A subsequent search inside the yard led to the recovery of the deceased persons heads which were stashed inside a pit latrine. The knife which was used to cut off the heads was also recovered. The shooting was witnessed by a 12-year-old girl who escaped and alerted the neighbours.

The suspect was later arrested and was found in an illegal possession of a firearm, believed to be the weapon which was used in the commission of the crime.

He will appear in the Richmond Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 22 December 2023.

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