Suspects held for Delmas murders

2012-05-30 16:19

Johannesburg - Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a day mother and a 5-month-old baby boy in Delmas, Mpumalanga police said.

Lieutenant Colonel  Leonard Hlathi said the two men, aged 44 and 54, were taken into custody on Tuesday night.

"The men were found in possession of jewellery and a cell phone, which police believe belonged to the victim."

They were expected to appear in the Delmas Magistrate's Court on Thursday. The woman, Margrietha de Goede, 66, and baby Wiehan were found strangled in her home last Wednesday.

The day mother's body was found under a carpet in an outside room. The baby was found under a bed in the main house.

The baby's mother repeatedly phoned the woman's house and became concerned when there was no answer.

The motive for the murders was not known.

De Goede was reportedly buried on Sunday while the baby would be cremated this week. A funeral service for both were held in the town on Monday morning.

Police were searching for Themba Ephraim Mahlangu, who worked as a gardener for the De Goedes.

"It is believed that he can assist the police with the investigation," Hlathi said.

- SAPA

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