Mom, son strangled in burglary

2008-04-22 00:00

A PHOENIX mother and son were found strangled with a piece of wire yesterday.

Superintendent Muzi Mngomezulu said the motive was robbery, as a TV, DVD player and cellphone had been taken from the house.

He said a black Toyota Corolla belonging to the son was found abandoned in Inanda in the early hours of yesterday morning.

It is believed that the robbers overturned the car in Inanda and then fled.

“The owner of the property where the car was abandoned went outside to investigate and saw three men running from the vehicle,” he said. He called police, who traced the car to its owner in Phoenix and went to the house in Grandmore Crescent.

The names of the victims have not yet been released. Police are investigating two cases of murder. No arrests have been made.

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