Sleeping on the bones of the dead
A 67-old woman and her daughter have been arrested in Tlhabologang for killing her husband and another daughter
The woman was arrested on Saturday after she confessed to the murders, said North West police spokeswoman Captain Tselane Nkala.
She had reported her 17-year-old daughter’s disappearance in 2009, and her husband had been missing since May last year. He was 60 at the time.
Police were alerted after the husband’s family came searching for him, said Nkala.
The woman had told his family she had buried him.
The bones, believed to be those of the missing man and teenager, were found buried under the bed inside the house.
“According to the mother they both died and she decided to bury them in the house because she did not have the money to afford the burial of the two.”
The woman and her other 16-year-old daughter were arrested.
“The daughter was taken in for being an accomplice in the murder of the two. They were both charged with murder on two counts.”
They are expected to appear in the Lichtenburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.