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Double murder accused abandons bail

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The accused was arrested after two of his family members were killed at their home in Mataleng in Barkly West.

Sandile Vaaibooi was arrested after he allegedly killed his aunt and uncle and stabbed his cousin. Picture supplied

A 34-YEAR-old accused man is expected to appear in court on April 25 after he abandoned his right to apply for bail.

Sandile Vaaibooi was arrested after he allegedly killed his aunt and uncle and stabbed his cousin, a police officer several times, on March 18.

National Prosecuting Authority regional spokesperson, Mojalefa Senokoatsane, said the accused would remain in custody until his next court appearance.

“He is expected to appear in the Barkly West Magistrate’s Court on April 25. He is facing two charges of murder as well as charges of attempted murder, assault and malicious damage to property.”

Galeshewe SAPS spokesperson, Sergeant Timothy Sam, said the accused was arrested after two of his family members were killed at their home in Mataleng in Barkly West on March 18 at about 11pm.

“The Barkly West police are investigating a double murder case following the death of a 66-year-old man and his 52-year-old female partner.

“Preliminary investigations indicate that the suspect stabbed two of his family members to death in their home before fleeing the scene.

“He then went to the home of a third family member, who is a police officer aged 45 years.”

He added that the accused allegedly broke a window and gained entrance to the house.

“He found the victim sleeping and stabbed him several times.”

Sam stated that the police official managed to escape and found refuge at his neighbour’s house.

“Two vehicles were damaged during the incident. Police investigations are continuing.”

Picture: Supplied
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