Police Arrest Two Over Murder Of South African Businesswoman

South African authorities have arrested two people over the murder of a fast-food restaurant owner, Lizette Deacon, and her mother Hettie.

Deacon, the owner of Ocean Basket at the Mall of the North in Limpopo, and her mother were reportedly abducted last Thursday, 10 September 2020.

On the same day, their remains were found dumped at the back of a car next to the R37 road between Polokwane and Lebowakgomo.

Now, the Police in Limpopo say they have made a breakthrough and arrested two suspects aged 30 and 35 in connection with the brutal murder of the two women.

Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said both suspects were arrested on Sunday morning at different locations by a high-level team of investigators led by Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Crime Detection, Major General Samuel Manala.

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“The team was assembled soon after this incident,” Mojapelo said.

According to Mojapelo the 30-year-old worked for the family at their home while the 35-year-old also used to do some work for the family on a part-time basis.

The first suspect aged 35, was arrested in Mokgoopong and the second one in Polokwane .

Mojapelo also added that, the deceased were attacked and stabbed by the suspects at their home. They later tied them up and put them in the back of their SUV vehicle.

The suspects will appear in Polokwane magistrate court on Tuesday on two counts of murder and house robbery.

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Mojapelo said the 35-year-old suspect will also face a charge under the immigration Act as he is in the country illegally.

He said the investigating team has already identified other suspects and the search operation is continuing, reassuring that more arrests are imminent

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