3rd arrest in day mother, baby murders

2012-06-22 09:10

Delmas - A third man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a day mother and a 5-month-old baby boy in Delmas, Mpumalanga police said on Friday.

Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Hlathi said the 24-year-old man was arrested in Springs, east of Johannesburg, on Thursday morning. "The man was found in possession of a cellhone, which police believe belonged to the victim."

He faced charges of murder and was expected to appear in the Delmas Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The other two men also accused of the murders were expected to appear in the Delmas Magistrate's Court on June 27, when their bail application would continue.

The woman, Margrietha de Goede, 66, and baby Wiehan were found strangled in her home last month.

  • simone.roos.18 - 2012-06-22 09:16

    Shoot the bastards in the head, they have taken the rights of an innocent woman and a BABY, for heavens sake what is this country coming to... they should have no rights!!!! Sick sick sick

      Squeegee - 2012-06-22 09:40

      Well done SAPS.

      sabongam - 2012-06-22 10:27

      What kind of sick animal does this? Actually animals don't behave like this. I mean this is really what justifies bringing back the DEATH PENALTY. I, for one would definitely put my cross for the DEATH PENALTY. Come on government NOW this is blerrie way out of hand. I write this with tears in my eyes. Enough is blerrie ENOUGH!!!!!Do something.

      Janice - 2012-06-22 11:42

      I swear, if I were one of the parents, I would be at that court with a loaded gun!!!!!!!!!!

  • sharon.hamilton.737001 - 2012-06-22 09:16

    Barbarians, Barbarians, Barbarians..... you should all be shot, Justice Chinese style.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-06-22 09:27

      Does anyone think that these murderers are just blatant racists???

  • boltonbarry - 2012-06-22 09:18

    Hang this peace of rubbish along with his two friends

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-06-22 09:27

      Do we really need these people in our society? Surely we can just terminate them?

      boltonbarry - 2012-06-22 09:30

      Yes. Altough capital punishment has never been able to rid society of these kinds of acts but it will be nice if we can keep the numbers down. Sick and tiered of reading about these type of crimes every single day

  • jed.vonallemann - 2012-06-22 09:18

    Bring back the Electric chair for these lads they deserve to suffer.(screw human rights).

      boltonbarry - 2012-06-22 09:39

      Yes screw their human rights. The moment you as a criminal disregard the human rights of innocent people by killing, raping or robbing them or even committing fraud against them they should automatically be stripped of theirs

      Janice - 2012-06-22 11:44

      Human Rights belong to humans, and these things are certainly NOT human!

  • Gavin - 2012-06-22 10:04

    if you kill a child, your life is forfeit, you should be taken out back and shot or strangled, your body fed to wolves and all record of your existence erased.

      mariliasameiro.coelho - 2012-06-22 10:15

      My heart breaks for their family!!! Not easy to overcome such tragedy!!

      sharon.hamilton.737001 - 2012-06-22 10:41

      It is a crime to do any harm to another individual let alone KILL A INNOCENT, DEFENCELESS BABY, what a heinous barbaric act. There is no civilization here, the barbarianism of the indigenous will overcome any civilized minorities. The future is black.

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-22 10:15

    And yet when a police 'hit squad' is uncovered, there is a public outcry. I think generally speaking South Africans are the biggest hypocrites who prefer to hide behind convention and political correctness rather than face reality.

      nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-22 10:40

      Well now as it turns out, it appears there was no 'hit squad' at all, just a group of dedicated cops doing excellent work thus stepping on the toes of gangsters, some of them within the SAPS, and this whole thing now seems to be a smear campaign against them for personal gain. Back to the topic - I wish we could have the death penalty reinstated.

  • sizwe.bwana - 2012-06-22 10:57

    And they will get life in prison with food and tv and have sex with each other and I a taxpayer will have to pay for it all. Doesn't make sense to me. Only a coward will kill s baby. What happened to lashes? Only if you brat them publically will they maybe learn or be deterred from doing this kind of thing.

  • Sharon - 2012-06-22 11:09

    hand them over to the towns people,then justice will be served

  • riette.nothling - 2012-06-22 12:33

    I actually get tears in my eyes everytime I see this little boy's face. I cannot imagine what kind of a creature you must be to kill such a defenceless human being! Unfortunately our justice system does not have a punishment harsh enough to punish these sick b*stards! I think, give them to that poor childs' parents. I know I will know exactly what to do with them...

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