A 27-year-old man, accused of the brutal murder of his mother, sister and nephew in an alleged domestic dispute, will appear in court on Wednesday.
The incident apparently occurred on Monday morning in Breda village in Gilead outside Mokopane, according to Limpopo Police spokesperson Col. Malesela Ledwaba.
Police responded to the complaint at around 11am after community members alerted them to domestic violence taking place in the home where an elderly son allegedly hacked his mother with an ax and then chased after his sister and nephew.
“As soon as the three victims arrived at the scene, paramedics confirmed their deaths, while the suspect was arrested close to his home,” Ledwaba said.
The victims have been identified as Joanna Sinego, 59, her sister Matume Sinego, 19, and her nephew, Tibogo Machilo Sinego.
The police opened a murder case while the motive behind the killing is unknown at this point.
The man will appear in Mahwelereng Magistrates Court and face three counts of murder.
Limpopo Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Thembi Hadbe, said: “We are absolutely appalled by the incident and the horrific manner in which family members were murdered by their relative. We commend the police for arresting the suspect who must face the consequences of his alleged horrific actions.
Community members are advised to seek professional assistance when facing local challenges.