Man, 27, held after gran, kids killed

Police have arrested a Willowvale man after an elderly woman and her two grandchildren were murdered and their house set alight on Tuesday.

The suspect is also alleged to have kidnapped and raped the family’s domestic worker.

The incident took place in Nqadu village five kilometres from amaXhosa King Zwelonke Mpendulo Sigcawu’s Great Place.

Police spokesman Captain Jackson Manatha said the 27-year-old suspect had been cornered yesterday by police in the nearby village of Ntlabane. He will appear in court on Monday. The grandmother, 70, her grandson, 11, and nine-year-old granddaughter were killed before their house was set on fire on Tuesday morning.

After being raped, the domestic worker escaped.

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