Seven family members shot dead

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

The Police in Malamulele have opened a case of murder after seven members of the family were shot and killed allegedly by another family member at Jimmy Jones village in the Vhembe District on Saturday morning at around 00:20

The deceased are four children and three adults, including a heavily pregnant woman. Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said an eight-year-old girl died on her way to a hospital.

“A 58-year suspect was arrested after he handed himself over to the police in Thohoyandou. The firearm that was allegedly used in the shooting was also seized.”

Mojapelo added that the motive for the incident is unknown at this stage but a family feud cannot be ruled out.

The suspect will appear in Malamulele magistrate court on Tuesday, 28 December 2021.

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