Granny and granddaughter murdered

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A 61-year-old woman and her 5-year-old granddaughter were gruesomely murdered in Ganalaagte near Delareyville. It is alleged that on Saturday, 29 January 2022 Mmatiro Clementine Dithato had a telephone conversation with her 21-year-old son.

Captain Sam Tselanyane of North West Police said the deceased allegedly told her son not to come home anymore as they were supposed to go to town that morning and they were not going anymore. “A few moments thereafter, the son allegedly received a text message from his mother’s phone informing him that he can come and collect money at about 09:00. At about 09:22, the son went to his mom’s house only to find that the sitting room’s windowpane was broken.”

Upon entering the house, he allegedly found his mother’s lifeless body with multiple stab wounds and a rope around her neck lying in a pool of blood on the sitting room’s floor.

Captain Tselanyane said the 5-year-old girl’s body was found drowned headfirst in a big bucket full of water in the kitchen.”The son called for help and the deceased were transported to a local clinic where they were both declared dead on arrival. The motive for this attack is currently not known and no arrest made as yet.

The North West Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Sello Kwena said the police will not rest until perpetrator/s of this heinous act are brought to book.

Investigation into the matter continues and police request anyone who may have information regarding this incident, to contact the Investigating Officer, Sergeant Tebogo Galetlhobogwe on 078 161 7736 or 082 373 7619.

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