Murdered Alberton mother and son: Gardener in court today

Police say the gardener tried to attack a man, believed to be the homeowner, with an axe when he arrived at the house.

A 37-year-old man is expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court today after he was arrested following the murders of Nadine Terblanche (32) and Ruandré Vorster (9).

The mother and son’s bodies were discovered by a man, reportedly the homeowner, at an Alberton home in Langenhoven Street, Randhart, on Monday.

Gauteng police spokesperson Mavela Masondo says the man returned to the house only to be attacked by the gardener who was carrying an axe.

The man was able to alert CPS Security officers who responded swiftly and apprehended the gardener.

Gruesome discovery

As the man went inside the house, he found Terblanche and Ruandré with bruises and injuries on their bodies, and they were both declared dead on the scene.

At this stage the relationship between the homeowner and the deceased is unknown.

Police arrested the 37-year-old gardener and charged him with two counts of murder.

According to Masondo, the motive for the killings cannot be confirmed at this stage.

Ruandré was a Grade Three learner at Laerskool Randhart. The school expressed their condolences on their Facebook page stating: “The Rantie family would like to express their condolences to the Vorster and Terblanche families. Our deepest condolences at this sad time. #restinpeace.”

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Photo: Facebook/Laerskool Randhart Amptelik.

* The article has been amended with the correct age of Nadine Terblanche.

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