A 29-year-old man was arrested after a grandmother, her daughter and grandchild were found dead in Sobantu on Monday evening.
The women were aged 65, 46 and the girl was eight years old. They were allegedly strangled to death.
Their bodies were discovered by a relative who had gone to their home to get his food just after 8 pm.
Mountain Rise Police spokesperson Panchael Singh confirmed the incident. He said the 48-year-old mother and her daughter were raped before they were killed.
“The suspect was arrested in Sobantu and is known to the family.
“Police are investigating three cases of murder and two cases of rape. The suspect is expected to appear in court on Wednesday,” he said