Granny now fears 'killer husband'
A 61-YEAR-OLD Limpopo woman fears for her life because the man who gunned down her daughter and her granddaughter is still on the loose.
Businesswoman Sarah Sambo, 45, and her daughter Sophy, were murdered last Sunday, allegedly by Sophy's husband.
Paulinah Sambo - who was at home in Mahwelereng, near Mokopane in Limpopo when her daughter and granddaughter were murdered - fears for her life and that of her three other grandchildren who also witnessed the killings.
Speaking to Sowetan the distraught grandmother said she still could not believe what happened to her family.
"I knew Sophy was experiencing problems in her marriage, but I never thought it would go this far," she said.
"He has been abusive, both physically and emotionally, to our daughter. The police should have arrested him a long time ago . Sophy would still be alive,"
Sophy had obtained a protection order against her husband.
Describing what happened on Sunday, Paulina said her daughter and granddaughter were cooking in the kitchen on Sunday evening. She said disaster struck when they left the house to remove clothing off the washing line.
She alleges the man shot Sarah outside, but Sophy managed to escape into her room. She said the man had shot at the door of the bedroom in which she and Sophy were hiding.
The bullet had hit Sophy on her chest, killing her instantly.
Sarah's partner, Pule Dammi, said Sophy and her husband had a tumultuous relationship.
Mahwelereng police spokesman, Captain Sebotsaro Motadi, confirmed that they were investigating two counts of murder and that the suspect was still on the run.
He confirmed that Sophy had obtained a protection order against the man.
Motadi said they would arrange counselling for the children who had witnessed the incident. - email@example.com