THE village is still reeling after the murder of a woman, allegedly by her husband, with a pickaxe on Sunday.
The woman’s three-year-old son wasn’t spared. He’s still recovering in hospital after also being attacked.
The toddler was found by a neighbour at the gate of their house.
Residents of Mogogelo in Hammanskraal, Tshwane, confronted the 45-year-old man. He later died of injuries in hospital.
Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said cops opened a case of murder and attempted murder.
“Police attended a scene where a man allegedly assaulted his 39-year-old wife and three-year-old son,” she said.
She said the suspect later died in hospital, where he was kept under police guard after allegedly being attacked by community members before police arrived.
She said the motive was yet to be determined and investigations were under way.
A resident told Daily Sun a bloody pickaxe was found near the woman’s body.
“The woman’s teenage son managed to flee the attack and ran to his uncle’s house for help,” she said.
“Something like this has never happened in our village.”
She said women who assaulted him asked men not to intervene.
The family told Daily Sun they didn’t want to talk and escorted the crew out of the yard.