TWO LIFELESS BODIES OF A COUPLE FOUND IN THE SAME YARD – N'wamitwa Times

TWO LIFELESS BODIES OF A COUPLE FOUND IN THE SAME YARD

Nebo police in Sekhukhune district are investigating a case of murder and inquest after a 38-year-old african male and a 34-year-old woman were found dead at their residence in Ga Marishane Dihlaganeng section on Wednesday, 14and Thursday 15 February 2024 at 19h00.

Police received information from neighbours about a house with an unpleasant smell. Upon arrival at the said house, the doors were locked, and they knocked with no answer. They forced entry and found a man hanging on the roof with a rope, in a an advance state of decomposition , with a 3-year-old girl child alive. She immediately rushed to the police after the door opened, and she was taken to the nearest hospital for medical attention.

It is alleged that a suicide note was found in the house.

The Search and Rescue Unit and K9 Unit were summond to help with the partner’s search. During the search on Thursday 2024/02/15 evening the police noticed a shallow grave close to the house that was filled with firewood, and they dug the grave and discovered a body of a woman wrapped in blankets. It was in an advanced state of decomposition.

A postmortem will be conducted to determine the cause of the deaths.

The deceased were identified as Johannes Mahlaba (38) and Magabjane Cecilia Maila (34).

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, condemned the incidents , calling upon couples having domestic related problems to seek help from relevent professionals to avoid unnecessary loss of life.

Police investigations are still continuing.

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