Couple murdered in their home

2008-07-20 00:00

A DURBAN couple were found murdered in their home on Saturday evening — and nothing appears to be missing.

Police spokesman Superintendent Muzi Mngomezulu could not give details about the murders as the Serious Crimes Unit said this might disturb their investigations.

The man, believed to have been a manager at a factory in the Mobeni area of Durban, was found strangled, while his wife, who was a teacher, was found with stab wounds. “All we know at this stage is that the couple’s son, who is believed to be between 18 and 20 years of age, met a group of men wearing balaclavas as he was on his way out.”

It is unclear how many men there were, but they allegedly locked the son in a room. He later heard his mother’s screams, but was only discovered by his sister the next morning.

“The daughter found her parents’ dead bodies and yelled for her brother, who responded from where he was locked up.”

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