Man arrested for Dobsonville stabbings

2014-12-18 16:43

A man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing and wounding of two small children and their mother in Dobsonville, Soweto.

“We have arrested a 33-year-old man,” Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said today.

“He will appear in the Protea Magistrates’ Court tomorrow,” he said.

Two boys, aged two and three, and their 20-year-old mother were attacked during a robbery in their home in Dobsonville Extension three on Tuesday night. Two men were believed to be involved.

Makhubela said police were searching for the second suspect.

The two-year-old boy was stabbed three times on his head, and the three-year-old stabbed eight times in his body. The boys’ mother received multiple stab wounds on her left arm.

The boys’ 60-year-old grandmother was cut on her forehead during the robbery.

The robbers fled the scene with electrical appliances.

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