Cape Town – A Limpopo man who allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend’s mother, 77, and attempted to kill his ex, 32, before kidnapping her five-year-old son has handed himself over to the police.
Earlier this month, police launched a manhunt for the 43-year-old man who allegedly broke into the women’s home in Mashau Bodwe village where he hacked the two victims with a panga.
He handed himself over to Levubu police in the early hours of Monday morning, said police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba in a statement.
It was alleged that on January 21, at around 01:00, the man forcibly entered the home of his ex-girlfriend and hacked her and her 77-year-old mother.
“The suspect hacked both mother and daughter with a panga and thereafter, forced his five-year-old child into the vehicle belonging to his ex-girlfriend and drove away,” said Ledwaba.
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Police said both victims were taken to hospital after they sustained severe injuries.
“Consequent to the horrific incident, the police opened two counts of attempted murder, kidnapping and theft of a motor vehicle, and the manhunt was then launched.
“The victim’s vehicle was later found abandoned in Makhado. Soon after that, the child was also safely located at his father’s homestead in Mashamba village,” said Ledwaba.
He said that the old woman, Rose Mabasa later succumbed to the injuries and the attempted murder was changed into murder.
The man was expected to appear in the Vuwani Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, on charges of house robbery, attempted murder and kidnapping, said Ledwaba.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe