A manhunt is currently underway for one of the suspects who managed to flee after being stopped by police
Further police investigations are being conducted to establish the origin of the ammunition.
Police spokesperson, Col Moatshe Ngoepe says a 30-year-old man attacked and ‘chopped’ his wife and a one-year-old child with a sharp instrument in Seshego Zone 6 before fleeing the scene.
According to police, the suspect entered the deceased’s bedroom through the window, attacked and strangled her to death.
Mokerong Regional Court has sentenced a 39-year-old rapist to one life sentence for the rape of an elderly woman in 2015 in the Gelead Policing precinct outside Mokopane.
The suspects will appear before the Giyani and Tzaneen Magistrates Courts respectively on a charge of possession of protected species.
The 45-year-old suspect was arrested five days after two children and an adult were killed in a petrol bombed house outside Mokopane
The arrest of the five suspects follows the discovery of a murdered man at a local tavern in the Mankgaile village on Sunday, 7 October
Police in Vjulaudzi ,outside Thohoyandou, are looking for Dorobo Rodney Tshivhula (31) who is wanted for murder and failing to comply with bail conditions.
The suspect threatened the woman before raping her and fleeing the scene.
Police say the motive of the incident is unknown at this point but domestic violence cannot be ruled out.