Police condemns continuous acts of domestic related killings in the province

The South African Police Service in this Province condemns in the strongest possible terms the continuous acts of domestic related killings which are still taking place in some areas of the province.

This condemnation follows the three separate incidents which occurred in Mokwakwaila, Waterval and Maake Policing areas yesterday on 2018-02-03.

In the Mokwakwaila Policing area outside Tzaneen, a 40 year old man was burnt to death inside the house after a domestic despute at ga-Kuranta villlage.

It is alleged that yesterday, at about 15:45, the deceased had a domestic dispute with his wife where he assaulted her severely until she was rescued by the community and taken to the hospital for medical treatment. The deceased then took his children and lock them inside a seven bedroom house and burnt it however the children were removed unharmed and the man was burnt beyond recognition including his vehicle which was in the garage and all the house contents.

The motive behind this incident is still not clear and a case of arson was opened for further Police investigations.

Meanwhile in the Waterval Policing area outside Makhado, a 30 year old man was arrested for two counts of murder following a domestic dispute.

It alleged that on 2018-02-03 at about 21:45, the suspect met his girlfriend together with another man and he started attacking them at Mutuwangadzebu Mpheni village and subsequent to this attack, he stabbed both of them aged 30 and 37 to death with a sharp instrument before he fled the scene.

The suspect will appear before the Waterval Margistrate's Court soon on two counts of murder.

In another incident in the Maake Policing area outside Tzaneen, 42 year old woman arrested after she allegedly stabbed to death her 47 year old elder brother to death with a sharp instrument after a domestic dispute.

The motive behind this incident is still unknown but the investigations will tell and the suspect will appear before Lenyenye Magistrate's Court soon.

The Police investigations in all these incidents are still continuing.

Members of the community are still encouraged and advised to make use of the local relevant authorities for intervention in case of any domestic related situation instead of killing or attacking one another.

Source: South African Police Service