Two children found in house with their dead mother's body

2019-02-10 19:08
SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

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Two small children were found in a house with the body of their murdered mother when police arrived at a grisly murder scene on Saturday in Strand, about 50km outside the Cape Town CBD.

The 1-month-old girl and 4-year-old boy had been left alone with the dead woman, who was discovered by responding officers in the early hours of that morning.

The murder took place in Asanda Village, provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said.

"Police were alerted to the incident by a vigilant community member and immediately attend to the scene. Upon their arrival they found the deceased with her left leg chopped off and an open wound on the left leg," she confirmed.

"A case of murder was opened and a preliminary investigation was conducted. Police arrested the boyfriend of the deceased, who is the father of the children."

The 30-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Strand Magistrate's Court soon.

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