Man butchers 3 family members inside a bakkie

January 2024 has kicked off tragically for East Rand residents after the gruesome discovery of three bodies in a bakkie.

The incident, which occurred on Tuesday, has led to the arrest of a 43-year-old man who is said to be related to the deceased.

Ward councillor Sanele Hlongwane spoke to News24 about the alarming discovery, stating that a resident had raised the alarm after stumbling upon the horrific scene.

The bodies were found with stab wounds at the back of the bakkie, leaving the community in a state of fear and unease.

Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi confirmed the arrest of the 43-year-old man, stating that he is a relative of the victims.

The motive behind the murders is yet to be determined, and investigations are ongoing.

The incident has sparked concern among residents, who are now questioning their safety in the area.

Hlongwane expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and assured the community that the police are doing everything in their power to bring the perpetrator to justice.

In times like these, it is essential for communities to come together and support one another.

Hlongwane emphasized the importance of remaining vigilant and reporting any suspicious activities to the authorities.

He urged residents to look out for each other and ensure the safety of their loved ones.

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