Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Senekal: Two suspects aged 41 and 36, from Matwabeng; near Senekal, have been charged with house robbery and murder of a 27 year old man. The deceased was found stabbed with sharp object and sustained serious injuries but unfortunately died later at Dihlabeng Regional Hospital in Bethlehem.

It is alleged that on the 23 January 2021, three suspects arrived at the house armed with knives. They threatened the house owner, her son and other residents who stay in the backrooms of the same yard. It is further alleged that they forced their entry into the house, demanded cash and robbed a vehicle.

In the process, three people were allegedly stabbed with knives and rushed to local hospital for treatment but one was transferred to Dihlabeng Hospital where he succumbed to his death due to multiple stab wounds.

The vehicle was later found abandoned at R707 between Senekal and Marquard. The reason behind the attack and alleged killing is not yet known. A case of house robbery and murder was registered for further investigation.

The Senekal detective on the 25 January 2021, successfully made three arrest and interrogated the suspects of which only two were charged. Other outstanding suspects will be traced and linked to the case.

The two suspects appeared before the Senekal Magistrate court on Wednesday; 27 January 2021 and are facing charges of house robbery and murder.