Police manhunt leads to arrest after woman's brutal murder on Makhado farm

21 May 2019 - 18:38 By Nico Gous
Annette Kennealy, 51, was murdered on Welgevonden farm near Makhado, Limpopo.
Annette Kennealy, 51, was murdered on Welgevonden farm near Makhado, Limpopo.
Image: Facebook/Annette Kennealy

Limpopo police investigating a brutal murder on a farm near Makhado have arrested a 40-year-old man.

The incident took place late on Monday or early on Tuesday morning. The suspect was arrested on Tuesday night.

Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the murder happened on Welgevonden farm.

"It is alleged that the deceased, Annette Kennealy, 51, who was staying with her employee, was attacked by unknown suspects at this farm. The family members tried to call her without success, until one of them went to investigate," said Ngoepe.

"On arrival he found the deceased inside the house, lying in a pool of blood, with multiple stab wounds."

Ngoepe said it was unclear why Kennealy was murdered or if anything had been stolen.

Police had earlier requested the employee to come forward and help with the investigation. 

• This article was updated at 9.25am on Wednesday.

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