Mother and daughter allegedly raped and murdered by prophet laid to rest

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By Agreement Mabunda

THE OAKS VILLAGE-The mother together with her daughter who was allegedly raped and murdered by a prophet laid to rest at The Oaks Village outside Hoedspruit in Maruleng municipality on Saturday, January 06.

Teiwa and Kgaogelo Malepe were murdered at their home place in the early hours of Saturday morning, 30th December 2023, at around 00h18.

According to preliminary information, the Police were notified of the murder from Willows Clinic, and they quickly rushed there upon arrival, they found a 37-year-old woman with stab wounds on the neck.

The information suggests that the sister to the deceased told police that her sister told her before she died that she was stabbed together with her daughter by a 35-year-old suspect who is also alleged to be Prophet. The daughter of the deceased (20) was also found in the sitting room half naked with a stab wound on the neck with a sign of being raped and was certified dead as well.

Upon searching the house, the deceased’s five-year-old younger brother was found tied with a solo tape in his room.

The suspect Mothupi Tau Talane from Burgerfortwas later arrested with the assistance of the community members.

The motive behind the killing is unknown at this stage. However,  it is alleged that the 37-year-old woman used to consult the suspect since he was practising as a prophet.

Talane  appeared in Lenyenye Magistrate court on Tuesday 02 January 2024 for a formal bail application and the case was postponed to 09 January 2024 for a formal bail application for murder and Rape.

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