Boyfriend arrested after woman and daughter’s charred bodies found in Benoni


A 34-year-old woman and her four-year-old daughter’s charred bodies were found in their Benoni home on Saturday morning.

The woman’s boyfriend was arrested in connection with their deaths.

The police were called by neighbours when they noticed flames emanating from the premises. By the time firefighters arrived on scene it was too late.

“The police managed to track and arrested the 33-year-old suspect. After his arrest he admitted to… a fight with his girlfriend. The suspect is detained and will appear in court tomorrow‚” said Captain Mavela Masondo‚ provincial police spokesperson.

Meanwhile on the same day in Tembisa‚ a 37-year-old woman was arrested for the murder of her 36-year-old boyfriend. The two allegedly were arguing when the woman stabbed him with a broken beer bottle in his upper body.

When police arrived at the scene the suspect was found and arrested. She will soon appear before the magistrate’s court in Tembisa to answer to a charge of murder.

Elsewhere in Boksburg police arrested two suspects and recovered detonators. In most cases‚ these explosives are used in illegal mining‚ to blow up ATMs or in cash heists. Both suspects were detained and will appear in court on Monday.