Teens held for Potch woman's murder

2013-06-16 21:17

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Johannesburg - Two teenagers and another man have been arrested for the murder of a 17-year-old domestic worker in Mohadin, near Potchefstroom, North West police said on Sunday.

"It is alleged that the suspects jumped over the fence of an elderly couple's house, to gain entry into the yard," Captain Pelonomi Makau said in a statement on the murder, which took place on Thursday morning.

"The suspects confronted the couple's domestic worker in her outside room and stabbed her several times in her upper body."

The two teenagers, and the man, aged 28, who were armed with a knife and gun, allegedly overpowered the elderly woman, aged 68. They blindfolded her and tied her and her sickly 71-year-old husband up.

The three ransacked the house, taking a cellphone and credit card, before running away.

"It is apparent that the motive of the incident was robbery."

The men were arrested on Saturday and would appear in the Potchefstroom Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

- SAPA
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