Two Arrested after Burnt Bodies of Five Missing Family Members Found in KZN

Police have found the burnt and decomposed bodies of five family members who were reported missing in KwaZulu-Natal. 

The family of five including a two-year-old and one-month-old baby were kidnapped from their farm in Boston just outside Pietermaritzburg last month in an apparent family feud – Their vehicle was also reported missing

A joint police operation on Monday led the team to a plantation in Richmond where the family’s vehicle was found burnt and officers made the grim discovery. 

The police’s Jay Naicker said  two suspects aged 25 and 27 have been arrested for the crime. 

“More arrests are imminent as investigations progress. Charges of murder and kidnapping are being investigated by Richmond SAPS. The two suspects have been formally charged for murder and kidnapping. They are expected to make their first appearance in the Richmond Magistrates Court this morning.” 

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi said officers worked tirelessly after the matter was reported to ensure that the missing family members were found and that justice was served. 

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