vlakfontein murders : Sharp objects were utilized in the murders of seven members of the family whose bodies were found during a house in Vlakfontein‚ south of Johannesburg‚ on Monday.
The revelation was created by Gauteng community safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane throughout a visit to the house on Wed afternoon.
Despite many days having passed since the bodies were found‚ there was still a powerful malodour at the house.
Nkosi-Malobane aforesaid that she didn’t wish to reveal an excessive amount of regarding the investigation‚ that was still ongoing‚ however aforesaid that sharp objects had been wont to kill the members of the family.
She additionally expressed confidence that justice would prevail.
The gruesome discovery was made on Monday‚ with some of the family members found buried under sand in the Vlakfontein house.
A family member told TimesLIVE that one of her relatives had sent a frantic message in the moments before her death‚ telling her that she was going to die.
During Nkosi-Malobane’s visit‚ a community member‚ Thulani Mbatha‚ said residents had long been calling for help — but that those calls had fallen on deaf ears.
“We are angry‚ very angry we want justice to prevail. They did not deserve to die‚ not like this‚” he said.
“This is not the first incident in this area. Why did the MEC have to come now that seven people have died? We want her to engage us and provide us with answers. Gender-based violence is very high in this area‚ it’s like our cries are falling on deaf ears‚” Mbatha added.