A man has been arrested for allegedly hacking his grandparents to death with an axe.
- A man from the Eastern Cape is expected to appear in court for killing his grandparents over the weekend.
- The accident left the villagers worried about their safety.
- The villagers want the suspect, who was alleged to have taken drugs, to be expelled from the village.
A 28-year-old man was allegedly arrested the pirate His grandparents were slain to death with an ax at their home in Kata in the Eastern Cape at the weekend.
Villagers say the attack took place in front of a 4-year-old who was living with the couple.
Police spokesman, Warrant Officer Majula Nkuhle, confirmed that police were called to the scene where they found the lifeless bodies of a man, 83, and a woman, 73, with open wounds.
The police also seized an ax believed to have been used to commit the crime. Community members arrested the 28-year-old man, [who is] pertaining to the dead.”
Nkohle said the suspect was expected to appear in the local magistrates court on Monday to face two counts of murder.
Now the residents want to expel the suspect from their village.
Community leader Sizwe Ndlazulwana said the suspect, who is in police custody, is a danger to the community.
We don’t want him back here. He must never set foot in our village. It is dangerous for everyone in our village.
Ndlazulwana added that the horrific incident that occurred on Friday night left the villagers in fear for their lives.
He said that the man had confessed to his relatives and elders that he had allegedly hacked his grandparents to death.
The victims were attacked in their home. Their bodies were found by a family member on Saturday. Pensioners received serious head injuries. The bloodied victims lay on the ground. Then the family member summoned the villagers, who rushed to the scene. The accident even disturbed a nearby funeral. The suspect was caught by family members and tied up until the police arrived.”
Ndlazulwana said the suspect claimed he was on drugs when he attacked the couple.
Ndlazulwana said drug use has become a problem in their village.
Ndlazulwana warned, “An ordinary person wouldn’t do such a horrible thing. Drugs have it. Drug dealers should see the results of their products. The suspect should not come back to our village. We don’t want to see him.”