Daughter in court who hired hitman to kill parents, siblings

A 20-year-old woman who allegedly hired hitmen to kill her parents and siblings in 2016 in Mmakau, was finally arrested in December and appeared in the Brits Magistrates’ Court on five counts of murder.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani said the woman handed herself over to the Mmakau police five years after the murder.

The woman was only 16 at the time of the murders. She allegedly hired two gunmen to wipe out her father (42), mother (40), 18-year-old pregnant sister and six-year-old brother.

“After she handed herself over to the police and was arrested, the two accomplices were arrested in Brits and Soshanguve respectively during the following days. At the time of the incident on Tuesday, 6 December 2016, it was reported that the then 16-year-old daughter went outside to dispose of the water she had been using to wash dishes. She said while outside, she heard gunshots inside the house and went back to investigate, but the suspects allegedly shot her in the thigh and fled the scene with a family car, a Chrysler Voyager,” Funani said.

“The daughter then alerted neighbours who informed the police. Police found the lifeless bodies of the father, who was a police officer, his wife, pregnant daughter and son lying in a pool of blood.”

The accused and two hitmen, both 23, appeared in court in December and will appear again soon.They are facing five counts of murder and armed robbery.