Police of Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal have arrested a man who is believed to be involved in the murder of six of his family members.
The massacre allegedly took place on Saturday at about 23:00, said the province’s SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker.
“…the suspect arrived at the home of his relatives in Nkanini at Eshowe and called all members of the family together. This had occurred after he forced the door open with an axe, which was later found inside the house. The suspect was armed with a pistol, which he used to kill six members of the family aged between 8 to 70.”
The 36-year-old suspect fled the scene after the incident. However, detectives traced him in Greytown and arrested him yesterday morning.
The suspect was then conveyed to Eshowe where he was detained.
“He is expected to appear at the Eshowe Magistrate’s Court soon facing six counts of murder,” informed Naicker.