Double murder rocks southern KZN community

Double murder rocks southern KZN community

A southern KwaZulu-Natal community is grappling with questions after a Highflats double murder.

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Steve Bhengu
Counsellors have also been sent to assist the traumatised children who witnessed the horror unfold.

A 68-year-old woman and her 35-year-old daughter were killed in their home on Saturday, allegedly by a man who is mentally ill.  He had been armed with an axe.

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It is understood children from the family then alerted neighbours and community members attacked the suspect who was later arrested and taken to hospital, where he remains under police guard.  

Mhlaba Memela, who is with KwaZulu-Natal Social Development, says they were told that the man is well-known in the area.

"It was too late for the community to rescue them. The only thing they could do was contact the paramedics. By the time they arrived, both the victims had already passed away."

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