Provincial Commissioner condemns double murder after mother and daughter are found dead
NELSPRUIT – The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela has strongly condemned an incident where a 24-year-old woman together with her two-year-old daughter were found dead. Their bodies were discovered yesterday, 06 June 2022, at their house in Siyathemba Informal Settlement in Balfour.
According to the report, police received information that there was a murder that occurred at the said place and swiftly attended to it where upon arrival found the woman lying on the kitchen floor unresponsive as well as the two year old girl’s lifeless body in the bedroom with an injury on her neck. They were both certified dead at the scene by paramedics.
It was further revealed that the woman’s five-month-old child was allegedly taken by his father and he is unharmed.
Police request anyone with information that will assist with the case to contact Sergeant Nhlanhla Tshabalala on 0826357143 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111. Alternatively, members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous
The Provincial Commissioner has once again expressed her dismay after this incident and has vowed that police will continue to fight the scourge of crimes against women and children. She has further urged the team of investigators to ensure the perpetrator(s) is speedily arrested.