Woman who cried at Hettie and Lizette Deacon’s funeral also arrested for their murder

Crime Correspondent

Woman who cried at Hettie and Lizette Deacon's funeral also arrested for their murder
Woman who cried at Hettie and Lizette Deacon's funeral also arrested for their murder

The suspected mastermind of the brutal abduction and murder of businesswoman Lizette Deacon (55) and her mother Hettie (79) of Polokwane has been arrested early on Friday morning, 18 September 2020 in Tembisa.

The man who was arrested on the morning of 18 September 2020, worked for Lizette Deacon in one of her Ocean Basket restaurants and was recently fired. Shortly after his arrest a middle aged woman who was known to Hettie and Lizette was arrested in Polokwane. She attended the funeral service of Hettie and Lizette on Tuesday 15 September 2020, and cried bitterly outside the church.

It is reported that the man is an ex employee of Lizette Deacon who owned the Ocean Basket restaurants in the Savannah Mall and Mall of the North in Polokwane. The man and the woman arrested also know each other.

An ex policeman, colonel Gawie Louwrens of Bosveld Misdaad Ondersoeke, worked with the Police and followed up leads this week to make the arrests possible.

Some items belonging to the Deacons were found this week in Mankweng which is a small town 30 km outside Polokwane. Two Zimbabweans, Caper Mudau (35) and Advanced Amid (30), were arrested in connection with the murder last Sunday 13 September 2020.

It is reported that the 2 suspects already arrested know the 2 suspects that were arrested on Friday morning 18 September 2020.

Hettie and her Lizette were abducted from their townhouse in Welgelegen, Polokwane last Thursday 10 September and Mudau and Amid are accused of then transporting them in their own car, stabbing them with knives and dumping their bodies next to the road.

The bodies of Hettie and Lizette were found with hands bound with cable ties and rags tied around their heads.

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