- Three women, and a child, were murdered, the women allegedly by their boyfriends in the Free State over the weekend.
- The motives of the killings are under investigation.
- Police have not made any arrests for the killings.
Three women, and a nine-year-old child, were murdered in separate incidents in Free State over the weekend.
On Saturday, the muddy body of a 31-year-old woman was found lying inside a shack with a stab wound on her right ear, and covered with blanket, in Bohlokong near Bethlehem.
According to police spokesperson Warrant Officer Mmako Mophiring, the motive behind the killing is not yet known.
On Sunday afternoon, police were summoned to Phamong Village in Qwaqwa where three bodies with fatal gunshot wounds and a firearm on the floor were found in the house .
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"The child, nine, was rushed to local hospital as she was still alive but died later," Mophiring said.
It is alleged that the boyfriend, from Makwane Village, arrived at the house in Phamong where he allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend, 22, and child, 9, before turning the gun on himself.
Mophiring added that the motive behind the killings not yet known but that post mortems will be conducted.
Cases of double murder and an inquest were opened.
Also on Sunday, around 17:50, police were called to Mphatlalatsane Village in Phuthaditjhaba where a body of a woman, 28, was found inside the house with serious wounds allegedly caused by being battered with a stick by her boyfriend.
"The suspect is still on the run but police are looking for him."
Another case of murder has been opened.
No arrests have been made for all the killings.