Friday, 17 January 2020

Kroonstad: A 33 year old daughter and her friends were arrested for the murder of two people whose burned bodies were found near a plot in Maokeng.

Maokeng police received information on the; 14 January 2020, that there were two bodies of unknown people found near Lovedale Plot in Maokeng; Kroonstad. Officers responded to the call and found two stabbed bodies of an elderly couple.

Joint venture with various police units launched intensified investigation, which led them to the deceased’s house in Constantia-park and that is where blood stains were also found.

It is alleged that the 33-year-old daughter was arrested and her three others; aged between 16 and 29, were also arrested. Further investigation led the team to Vereeniging and Zamdela Sasolburg, where the 31-year-old suspect who was last seen in possession of the deceased’s silver Corsa Bakkie was traced and arrested.

Investigations continue to locate the whereabouts of the deceased’s vehicle.

Further investigations will determine the reason for the attack. The five suspects; including the deceased’s daughter, are in police custody and will be charged with double murder. They will appear in Maokeng Magistrate court soon.

“I would like to applaud out investigating team for working around the clock to make sure they met the 72 hour lockdown to trace all the suspects. Even though we cannot bring back the lives of our elderly couple, we will make sure that through the outcome of this case we send a strong message to all criminals.” said the Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Baile Motswenyane.