Cop, mother held for father's murder

2015-03-10 21:00
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Johannesburg - A police captain and her 60-year-old mother were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder of her father in Orkney, North West police said.

"The arrest came after the detectives at Orkney did an intensive investigation where the suspects were questioned and the daughter's car was taken to the laboratory for forensic investigation," police spokesperson Thulani Ngubane said.

"The forensic results came back positive, showing that the blood that was found in the car of the suspect [the captain] was the deceased's blood and the soil was the same form as that on the crime scene."

The 44-year-old police captain was arrested while on duty in Klerksdorp and her mother was picked by police at her home in Kanana.

The police officer's father was found dead in the veld at Orkney on 10 December with panga wounds on his body and head, Ngubane said.

The man was last seen with his wife and daughter who were helping him to walk from a nearby tavern.

"The cause of this gruesome manslaughter is not yet confirmed, except that the deceased was due to get his pension at work, at Orkney Engineering Mine," Ngubane said.

"The two suspects have been making numerous enquiries making demands that pension money should be released to them."

The two are expected to appear in the Orkney Magistrate's Court soon.

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