A 23-year-old suspect arrested for allegedly killing two women, aged 90 and 54

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Hlokomelo Mabogale

After the gruesome discovery of a 90-year-old mother and her 54-year-old daughter in Lunungwi village, the Police in Thohoyandou have arrested a 23-year-old suspect last night, 17 August 2020 for the brutal murder of the deceased which happened on Sunday, 16 August 2020.

The bodies of Muvhulawa Mudzunga(90) and her daughter, Caroline Edzisani Muvhulawa(54) were found with multiple stab wounds, by the neighbors.

The suspect, who happened to be the Muvhulawa family’s next door neighbour, was traced by members of a team that was established soon after the horrendous incident and arrested at Ha-Budeli location where his girlfriend was hiding him in the house.

Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the preliminary police investigations revealed that the motive for the killings could be witchcraft related as the suspect allegedly accused the two elderly women of bewitching him.

The suspect will appear in Thohoyandou magistrate court tomorrow, Wednesday 19 August 2020 facing two counts of murder.

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