Tuesday, 09 July 2019
Bloemfontein: A 26 year old man has been arrested for the alleged murder of her daughter and attempted murder of his son.
On Tuesday the 09 July 2019, Mangaung Police were called to a scene at Namibia Square, Mangaung in Bloemfontein, where on arrival at the scene the police were greeted by the lifeless body of a six year old girl at the street.
As they observed the scene they found a 2- year old boy who was also stabbed and fortunately for him, emergency assistance arrived on time and he was rushed to hospital for medical attention.
According to the police records, the children were rescued by their teenage aunt who went to look for them after the grandmother informed her that their father had taken them and threatened to kill them.
The suspect was found in his shack, trying to committee suicide and was arrested. He will be appearing at the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court soon facing charges of murder and attempted murder.
The MEC for Police Roads and Transport, Honorable Sam Mashinini, visited the scene and addressed the community gathered there about issues of domestic violence and the unacceptable behavior that had just happened, which led to such despicable actions.