Jun 28, 2022

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Young mother and daughter found murdered in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga Police are asking for the public’s help in an investigation into the murder of a 24-year-old woman and her daughter.

The mother and two-year-old Child was found dead at her home in the Siyathemba informal settlement, Balfour, on Monday.

Police spokesman Brig Selvy Mohlala said upon arrival they found the unresponsive woman on the kitchen floor and the body of the girl with an injury to her neck in a bedroom.

“Their bodies were discovered yesterday [Monday] at their home in the Siyathemba informal settlement in Balfour,” Mohlala said. Both were found dead at the scene by paramedics.

“It was also learned that the woman’s five-month-old child was allegedly taken away by his father and he is unharmed,” he said .

The provincial police commissioner, Lt. Gen. Semakaleng Manamela, condemned the killing and pledged that the police will continue to fight the scourge of crimes against women and children. She asked the investigators to arrange for a quick arrest.

Police are asking anyone with information that may assist the case to contact Sgt. Nhlanhla Tshabalala at 082-635-7143 or the Crime Stop Call 08600-10111.

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