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Police have found the bodies of five family members who disappeared from their farm at Mpendle in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands last month.
Provincial police Spokesperson, Jay Naicker says a joint police operation found the family’s burnt out vehicle in the Richmond area.
The badly decomposed bodies of all the victims, including a one-month-old baby, was found later during the operation.
Naicker says two people have been charged in connection with the deaths and are expected to appear in the Richmond Magistrate Court on Tuesday.
“The victims were kidnapped from their farm in Boston, just outside Pietermaritzburg, on 16 November 2021. Their vehicle was also missing. A missing person docket was reported at Boston SAPS on 19 November 2021. A joint operation was conducted yesterday which led the team to Byrne in Richmond where the victim’s vehicle was found burnt. Further investigation led police to a plantation in Richmond where the gruesome discovery was made. The five burnt and decomposed bodies of the missing victims were found. More arrests are imminent as investigations progress. Charges of murder and kidnapping are being investigated.”