Suspect nabbed for killing of tuckshop owner, five children

2013-01-03 16:19

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A man has been arrested in Lesotho in connection with the murders of a tuck shop owner and her five children.

“We can confirm that the SA Police Service, National Prosecuting Authority and Lesotho police have arrested one suspect in connection with the Inanda murder(s). Police are currently busy with the extradition process,” said KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Colonel Vincent Mdunge.

Further details were not immediately available.

The bodies of 38-year-old Nobuhle Leneha and her five children were found by her brother-in-law in her house in Inanda, north of Durban, on Sunday.

The only survivor was a toddler, believed to be between 14 and 17 months old. He was found strapped to his mother’s corpse.

The other children were between three and 14 years old.

All had been stabbed several times. Mdunge said the woman’s husband was away at the time of the murders, believed to have been committed on Saturday.

The man was the second person to be taken into custody in connection with the case. On Sunday, a man was taken in for questioning, but later released because of insufficient evidence linking him to the crime.

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