A 61-year-old woman and her 5-year-old granddaughter were gruesomely murdered in Ganalaagte new stands section near Delareyville in the North West on Saturday, 29 January 2022.
The elderly woman and granddaughter’s lifeless bodies were discovered by her 21-year-old son after receiving a text message from her phone informing him to come and collect money at their home at about 9am in the morning.
According to the SAPS, after arriving at the house approximately 22 minutes later the son found the lounge’s window pane broken and upon entering the house discovered his mother’s lifeless body in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds and a rope around her neck and the young girl’s body found drowned head first in a big bucket full of water in the kitchen.
“Furthermore, 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 yet,” the SAPS said.
North West provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, condemned the incident in the strongest possible terms and said that Police will not be deterred in the fight against GBV and femicide, also urged communities to continue working with the Police in the fight against what he has labelled as a pandemic.