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Man arrested for the murder of his mother and sister

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal


DURBAN - Police in KwaZulu-Natal have arrested a 51-year-old man in connection the double murder of his mother and his sister at their home in ESigodini (Kalusizi) in Mid Illovo on Wednesday afternoon.

Police responded to reports of a shooting and upon arrival at the crime scene, bodies of an 87-year-old woman and her 39-year-old daughter were found lying in a pool of blood with their heads chopped off. A subsequent search inside the yard led to the recovery of the deceased persons heads which were stashed inside a pit latrine. The knife which was used to cut off the heads was also recovered. The shooting was witnessed by a 12-year-old girl who escaped and alerted the neighbours.

The suspect was later arrested and was found in an illegal possession of a firearm, believed to be the weapon which was used in the commission of the crime.

He will appear in the Richmond Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 22 December 2023.


Colonel Robert Netshiunda