A man and his wife were stabbed to death and then their bodies set alight in KZN at the weekend.
File picture: Niek Verlaan/Pixabay
A man and his wife were stabbed to death and then their bodies set alight in KZN at the weekend. File picture: Niek Verlaan/Pixabay

Relatives arrested after KZN couple is stabbed to death and their bodies set alight

By IOL Reporter Time of article published Jun 8, 2020

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Durban - Two men have been arrested for the murder of a couple in the KwaNyuswa area in Ezinqoleni in KwaZulu-Natal, at the weekend.

Police said on Sunday, a couple were asleep in their homestead when two men allegedly dragged them outside and stabbed them several times before setting the couple, aged 60 and 62, alight. 

SAPS spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, said the couple's home was also set alight by the suspects who fled the scene after the ordeal. 

She said Ezinqoleni SAPS were notified of the incident and were summoned to the scene. 

"Upon arrival they found two bodies that were burnt. An investigation was conducted at the scene and police started to trace the suspects involved. 

"Two suspects aged 25 and 32 were arrested in the KwaNyuswa area as they fled the scene after the incident. They are expected to appear in the Ezingolweni Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder and arson. More arrests are expected as the team is gathering more information," Mbele said. 

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula, has welcomed the arrests of the two men. 

"I am glad that the culprits who killed this defenceless elderly people so brutally have been brought to book. We are hoping the remaining suspects will be arrested soon so that they can answer for their crimes," Jula said. 

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