Vlakfontein murder victims laid to rest

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Seven Khoza family members who were killed at Vlakfontein in Lenasia south of Johannesburg have been laid to rest at Mountain Rise cemetery in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. Decomposed bodies of three women and four children were discovered last week in their house.

Family members broke down as they saw bodies of their loved ones being buried. During the funeral service, KwaZulu-Natal Acting Premier Weziwe Thusi assured the family that Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal  provincial Social Development departments will ensure that the families receive counselling.

Meanwhile, Gauteng Safety and Liaison MEC, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane has commended police for arresting two suspects in connection with the killing. Gauteng police spokesperson Mavele Masondo says the two men were arrested on Saturday.
He says the main suspect faces additional charges of rape. The man was allegedly found with bank cards belonging to two of the victims.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Lenasia Magistrate’s court on Monday.   Click below for more on the story: