A Northern Cape couple have been arrested for allegedly assaulting to death a man who broke into their home.

The Jan Kempdorp couple are due to appear in court on Monday.

The couple is expected to appear in the Jan Kempdorp Magistrate’s Court on Monday to apply for bail.

They are accused of assaulting 32-year-old Deon Swart when he allegedly tried to break into their home.

Police say the man later died in hospital due to injuries sustained during the assault.