The suspect, who is now on the run, then allegedly buried four of the bodies in the main house and three in the little back room in which he stayed. The deceased, three adults and four children, were between the ages of two and 50.
It is alleged that some of the bodies had been at the property since Tuesday last week, and it was a terrible smell that alerted neighbours to the deaths.
The corpses were discovered and removed by the police on Monday afternoon.
Tebogo Lekotje, the father of 13-year-old Karabo, on Tuesday related his grief and disbelief at his daughter’s death.