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Two suspects to appear before Richmond magistrate court following the tragic end of five family members KwaZulu-Natal

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Police have uncovered bodies of a family of five and their vehicle burnt in Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal

They have also arrested two men in connection to the incident and they are expected to appear before the Richmond magistrate court on Tuesday morning.

They were arrested after a KwaZulu-Natal family of five including a two-year-old and one-month-old baby went missing last month in an apparent family feud.

The suspects aged 25 and 27 were nabbed by the police at KwaZinqamu in Elandskop in connection with the disappearance of Sizwe Mauris Ngcobo, 64, Thandazile Zondi, 41, Bonokwakhe Khuboni, 40, two-year-old Sibongile Fanelesibonge and one-month-old Libra Ngcobo.

A statement released on Tuesday by a SAPS spokesperson Brig Jay Naicker said the victims were kidnapped from their farm in Boston, outside Pietermaritzburg, on November 16. Their vehicle was also missing.

“A joint operation was conducted yesterday Monday which led the team to Byrne in Richmond, where the victims’ vehicle was found burnt,” he said.

“Further investigation led police to a plantation in Richmond, where the gruesome discovery was made. The five burnt and decomposed bodies of the missing victims were found.”

He said more arrests are coming as investigations progress.

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