Man attacks his family, murders his daughter (2), Rustenburg

South African Police Service

Man attacks his family, murders his daughter (2), Rustenburg
Man attacks his family, murders his daughter (2), Rustenburg

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena expressed his shock over the alleged killing of a two-year-old girl by her own father. The incident occurred in the early hours of 3 August 2020, at a Bleskop Mine Club residences outside Rustenburg.

It is alleged that the suspect woke up in the morning and screamed that there were people attacking them. Upon asking questions, the distressed wife was allegedly assaulted. As a result, she fled from the house together with their six-year-old boy while the suspect locked himself inside the house with the two-year-old girl before damaging household goods.

Police together with a negotiator were summoned to the scene, but the violent suspect did not cooperate. The apparent mentally unstable suspect was ultimately arrested by the members of Tactical Response Team (TRT) who handed him over to paramedics for sedation.

Consequently, the police found the child’s body inside the house with multiple stab wounds. The suspect is currently under police guard at Job Shimankana Tabane hospital where he has been admitted. He is expected to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court soon on a charge of murder.

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