South African man kills his wife, 17-year-old stepdaughter, then commits suicide by ramming his car into a truck

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South African man kills his wife, 17-year-old stepdaughter, then commits suicide by ramming his car into a truck

37-year-old South African man, on Tuesday, December 10th, murdered his wife, Thandi Mathebula,39, and his 17-year-old stepdaughter,Sharon, in Extension 08, Bela Bela in Limpopo.

It was gathered that the suspect after committing the murders, took the family car and drove on to the Rooiberg/Bela Bela R516 road and thereafter crashed it into a truck coming from the opposite direction. He died instantly.

The lifeless body of his wife was found lying on the floor of the kitchen by neighbours who became suspicious and went to check the house .

Police were immediately alerted and they forced the door of the house which was locked open.

“It is alleged that neighbours became suspicious and went to check at the house.

“Someone was seen lying on the kitchen floor inside the locked house.

“They immediately contacted the police who forced open the door and discovered the woman lying dead on the kitchen floor and the lifeless body of her daughter in the bedroom,”said police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo.

Police preliminary investigations indicated the two might have been strangled.

The motive behind the incident is still unknown at this stage but domestic violence cannot be ruled out.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, warned community members across the Province to stop resorting to violence and instead seek professional assistance when dealing with domestic challenges.

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