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Rustenburg - A 31-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of his girlfriend and her mother is expected to appear in the Molopo Magistrate's Court in Mmabatho on Friday.

The man believed to be a security officer, allegedly gunned down his girlfriend, 29, and her mother, 52, and also allegedly shot and wounded his two-year-old baby girl as well as her 25-year-old uncle in Lonely Park outside Mahikeng, before running away.

He was traced to a relatives home in Setlagole about 70km outside the capital and was arrested on Wednesday. He is facing two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

The toddler sustained serious injuries and was admitted at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg.

African News Agency/ANA