A horrific double murder in the Dwengu area of Mid-Illovo, south of Durban, culminated in the arrest of a 54-year-old man.
Illovo man arrested for killing and decapitating mom and sister
The community has been left reeling from the gruesome killing of an 83-year-old woman and her 39-year-old daughter.
Reports indicate that the victims were shot, decapitated, and subsequently thrown down a pit latrine on Wednesday, 20 December 2023.
Shaheen Suleiman, the head of Magma Investigations and Security, narrated the events following the grim discovery.
“Police were called to the scene shortly after the incident,” Suleiman said.
As the police approached, the suspect allegedly fired at them and fled into nearby bushland. Despite intensive search efforts, he initially eluded capture.
Further information led to a decisive action.
“An operational team composed of Magma security and Mid-Illovo police members was assembled and proceeded to the suspect’s homestead,” Suleiman explained.
Upon their arrival, they arrested the suspect and seized an unlicensed 9mm pistol. He confirmed that the victims were his mother and sister.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Const Thenjiswa Ngcobo also confirmed the incident, adding that the man was apprehended in the Esigodini area.
The enigma surrounding the motive for this dreadful crime lingers, with no clear understanding as yet.
The suspect is set to appear in the Richmond magistrate’s court on Friday, where more details are expected to emerge