Mother and son murdered, police launch manhunt for suspect/s

NELSPRUIT – A case with two counts of murder is being investigated by the police in Nelspruit after two bodies were discovered on Sunday morning, 05 December 2021 at Mataffin outside of Nelspruit.

At around 08:35 police attended a scene after being informed of a bad odour comimg from a certain house. When the members arrived at the said house they found the door of house closed but unlocked and discovered a body of a 44 year-old-woman on the ground with a bed on top of her. The victims head was covered with a plastic bag and visible wound on her shoulder.

The neighbours further informed police that the woman was residing with her son and were both last seen on Thursday, 02 December 2021. The two were never heard of or seen since then. The body of a 28-year-old man believed to be the woman's son was also found at the house's garage with stab wounds.

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.

Source: South Africa Police Service