Two more people arrested in connection with the killing of Polokwane businesswoman, Lizette Deacon and her mother Hettie, will be making their first court appearance in the Polokwane magistrate’s court in Limpopo on Monday.
The suspects include a domestic worker. Four suspects have been arrested for the murders so far. The other two appeared in court last Tuesday.
Police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo says they are still looking for a fifth suspect, a Zimbabwean national.
Police say the two suspects were arrested in different places on Friday last week. The domestic worker, aged 51, was arrested in Polokwane while the other suspect was arrested in Tembisa, Gauteng.
Police say a fifth suspect is still on the run. They allegedly attacked and stabbed the deceased at their house in the suburb Welgelegen two weeks ago.
Their bodies were found in the back of their abandoned vehicle on the R37 road. All four suspects are in custody.
Murder increased sharply from April to June from 752 people to 1 753 as the lockdown rules were relaxed from Level 5 to Level 3.
The Western Cape had the highest murder rate, followed by KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.