Phoenix triple murder shocks community; family inconsolable

The body of a mother and her teenage daughter was found this morning at their Longcroft flat in Phoenix. 


The discovery was made by a relative who managed to gain access to the unit and found the women dead. Both had been gagged.

The bodies were allegedly found by the father  who was returning home from his night shift.

It is alleged that the 22 year old daughter who was reported missing has since been found dead in a wardrobe hours later.

Police crime-scene technicians filed into the cramped flatlet in Tasvir Mansions in search of evidence where the bodies of Jane‚ 44‚ and her two daughters Denisha‚ 22‚ and Nikita‚ 16‚ Govindsamy were found.

A neighbour‚ who would not be named‚ said that family was quiet and kept to themselves.

“I recognise them from around here but we didn’t often speak to them. I know the lady’s husband was working night shift and he came home and found them‚” he said.

Dozens of neighbours and curious onlookers stood outside the complex as police combed the scene.

In a courtyard around the corner from the complex‚ family members sobbed as the bodies of the three were led into a mortuary van.

Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said police were still busy at the scene.

The motive of the murder is still not known. Police are still at the scene investigating.

Source inputs: TimesLIVE, Newsbreak Lotus

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