A mentally disturbed man is expected to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of murder. The man is alleged to have murdered his 2-year-old daughter in the early hours of Monday morning at a Bleskop Mine Club residences outside Rustenburg. The suspect, who is currently under police guard at Job Shimankana Tabane hospital, is alleged to have stabbed the little girl multiple times.

“It is alleged that the suspect woke up in the morning and screamed that there were people attacking them. Upon asking questions, the distressed wife was allegedly assaulted. As a result, she fled from the house together with their six-year-old boy while the suspect locked himself inside the house with the two-year-old girl before damaging household goods. Police together with a negotiator were summoned to the scene, but the violent suspect did not cooperate. The apparent mentally unstable suspect was ultimately arrested by the members of Tactical Response Team (TRT) who handed him over to paramedics for sedation” North West Police said.

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena has expressed shock over the incident.