Crime & Accidents News
07 August 2020

Bleskop/ Rustenburg – A mentally unstable man stands accused of killing his two-year-old daughter by stabbing her several times with a knife. The murder occurred on Monday 3 August at the Bleskop mining community close to the Sibanye Recreation Club.

According to SAPS, the suspect woke up during the early morning hours and started screaming, claiming that people were attacking him. He allegedly assaulted his wife, as she was trying to assist him. Fearing for her safety, she and their six-year-old boy fled their home.

The suspect then locked himself in the house with their two-year-old girl. When police were summoned to the scene, the man started damaging household goods. Efforts to negotiate with the suspect failed.  

mentally unstable suspect was ultimately arrested by members of Tactical Response Team (TRT) who handed him over to paramedics for sedation,” police spokesperson brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said. “The police also found the child’s body inside the house with multiple stab wounds,” he added.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court on a charge of murder.

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