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News24.com | Abolish of Ocean Basket proprietor and her mother: Home employee, boyfriend in court

Sophy Mmako, 51, and Lazarus Mahlo, 41.

Sophy Mmako, 51, and Lazarus Mahlo, 41.

  • A domestic employee and her associate seemed in court over the cancel of an Ocean Basket proprietor and her mother.
  • They were charged with cancel, theft with tense circumstances and kidnapping.
  • Four other folks hang to this point been arrested, with one extra quiet sought by police.


A domestic employee and a man understood to be her boyfriend seemed within the Polokwane Justice of the Peace’s Court on Monday, following the cancel of Ocean Basket proprietor Lizette Deacon and her mother Hettie. 

They face prices of cancel, theft with tense circumstances and kidnapping, after the Deacons were stabbed to death.

Lazarus Mahlo, 41, and Sophy Mmako, 51, would remain in custody till their subsequent look on 25 September, in conserving with Nationwide Prosecuting Authority regional spokesperson Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi.

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Their co-accused, Abibi Hamid and Casper Mudau, already in custody, would be a half of them. They seemed in court on 15 September and charged with cancel and residential theft. 

Mahlo changed into arrested in Ivory Park, Tembisa, and Mmako changed into arrested in Polokwane – every on Friday morning. 

Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said closing week that Mahlo changed into Mmako’s boyfriend.

Lizette Deacon, 55, and her mother, Hettie Deacon,

Lizette Deacon, 55, and her mother, Hettie Deacon, 70, were killed.

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Police were quiet taking a stumble on for a man called “Owen” who goes by the surnames Setsiba, Makutara or Mbedzi to abet with their investigation. He changed into concept to be Zimbabwean.

Mojapelo beforehand said the Deacons were stabbed and tied up and chanced on dreary in their SUV.

The crime scene at dwelling sparked a search and a helicopter helped tune down the automobile. Officers chanced on their bodies within the course of the idling SUV on the aspect of the street.

Anyone with data about Owen’s whereabouts changed into asked to name their nearest police articulate or the Crime pause number 0860010111.

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