A mother and son were found brutally murdered in their home in Nelspruit on Sunday after neighbours complained of a bad smell. The mother and son were both last seen on Thursday, 2 December 2021.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said two bodies were discovered on Sunday morning, at Mataffin outside of Nelspruit.
“At around 08:35, police attended a scene after being informed of a bad smell coming from a certain house.
“When police arrived at the said house, they found the door of the house closed but unlocked. They discovered a body of a 44-year-old-woman on the ground with a bed on top of her,” Mohlala said.
He said the mother’s head was covered with a plastic bag, and she had a visible wound on her shoulder.
The body of a 28-year-old man believed to be the woman’s son was found in the garage with stab wounds.
Mohlala said police are investigating two counts of murders.
Police urge anyone with information that can assist in tracing the suspect/suspects to call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential, and callers may remain anonymous.
Last week, a family in Mpumalanga was attacked and overpowered by armed men in broad daylight on their farm.
The farmer watched in fear as the attackers tried to push his six-year-old son into the oven during the brutal farm attack.
The men finally gave up but still insisted on money.
“I gave them a savings can and the R200 that was in my wallet, but they still insisted on more. My eldest son later gave them his wallet with a few cents in it and asked the men not to shoot us,” said Sonja Bierman.
She said the men took her through the house again, searching for money.