Police have finally arrested a man in connection with the brutal murder of two minor siblings and an 83-year-old woman.
The 25-year-old was nabbed in the early hours of Friday morning in Brown’s Farm Philippi, five months after siblings Linathi Ngcwangu, 15, and Mbulelo Ngcwangu, eight, were shot and killed, while their seven-year-old sister Khanyo Ngcwangu was left injured after the attack in Kuqala Avenue, Zwelitsha, Nyanga, on April 19.
Minutes before this, 83-year-old Nomalizo Eunice Khuthu was shot dead a street away from where the siblings were gunned down.
It’s believed the murders were sparked by the fatal shooting of 41-year-old Goodwin Kani earlier that day, allegedly by the gogo’s grandson, Loyiso Khuthu.
The children were home alone while their mom and grandma were at hospital with their uncle, 40, who had also been shot and injured earlier. Their uncle was last seen with Loyiso.
Loyiso was arrested at her funeral two weeks later and charged with Kani’s murder.
No arrests have been made for Nomalizo’s killers.
But on Friday morning at around 3am, Nyanga police arrested a 25-year-old in connection with the attack on the children.
The suspect had been on the run for five months.
Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut says: “The suspect is expected to appear at the Athlone Magistrates Court [today] facing charges of double murder and attempted murder.”