Boyfriend brutally kills lover and her 73-year-old mother

Police in Tlhabane are searching for a suspect after the tragic murder of a 37-year-old woman and her 73-year-old mother in Matlhatsimarwana Section, Lefaragatlhe village outside Rustenburg. The incident occurred on Sunday morning, January 14, 2024.

According to reports, the 37-year-old woman was attacked and stabbed multiple times by her boyfriend without any apparent reason.

After assaulting his girlfriend, the suspect proceeded to the room where he stabbed the elderly woman before fleeing on foot.

The elderly woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while her daughter, who leaves behind a five-month-old baby, succumbed to her injuries at Job Shimankane Tabane Hospital in Rustenburg.

Police searching for 73-year-old mother muder suspect

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Despite efforts to trace the suspect at his rented place, he was not found. The motive for the incident is yet to be determined, and investigations are ongoing.

Manhunt kauch for the killing of 37-year-old and her 73-year-old mother

The police urge anyone with information to contact Detective Warrant Officer Khomotjo Matlala at 076 257 9026 or call the South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Stop number: 08600 10111. Anonymous tip-offs can also be shared via the MySAPS App.

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, strongly condemned the brutal killing, emphasizing that the person responsible should face justice. He instructed the investigation team to spare no effort in ensuring the alleged perpetrator is brought to justice.


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