Man arrested for shooting, killing mom and her kids

2015-12-03 17:45


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Vanderbijlpark - A man was arrested for shooting and killing a woman and her two children in the early hours on Thursday morning in Vanderbijlpark

Netwerk24 identified the woman as Thea du Preez, 43, and her children, Carla, 17, and Philip, 14.

It reported that Du Preez was an accountant at Hilgard Du Plessis Sand and Klip and her children were both in high school at Hoerskool Driehoek.

Police said they were repeatedly shot while in their bedrooms.

Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng confirmed that a family member was arrested for the shooting

"The wife was shot in the forehead while she was sleeping, while the daughter had six gunshot wounds and the son was shot twice in the head," Mofokeng said.

The man was due to appear in court soon.


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