Man who killed his wife and child arrested

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Hlokomelo Mabogale |

A 29-year- old father who allegedly killed his wife and child at a lodge in R518 road between Mokopane and Marken road in Masodi village was arrested on Thursday.

His 20-year-old wife Chantelle Ester Ash and their nine-month-old baby girl Tasneem Isha Ash were found strangled on the 14th of January this year. Their hands were tied from the back and their bodies being in a state of decomposition.

Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said it is alleged that on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 at about 19:00, “a man and woman with their nine-month-old baby were dropped off at the gate of the lodge by a grey unknown motor vehicle.”

Furthermore, the receptionist went to go and check on the guests who later found deceased, with no suspect on sight.

A massive manhunt was launched which resulted in the arrest of this Suspect at Brixton in Gauteng.

Ngoepe said the motive behind this incident is still not clear at this stage but domestic violence may not be ruled out. The suspect is expected to appear in the Mokerong Magistrate’s Court today, on 22 January 2021.

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