Police manhunt leads to arrest after woman's brutal murder on Makhado farm
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.
#FarmMurder 21/5/2019: Louis Trichardt, Limpopo. Former DA councilor and activist against farm attacks Anette Kennealy was found murdered in her farmhouse this morning. Friends started investigating after she didn’t answer calls and messages. SAPS on scene, no arrests. pic.twitter.com/NVu3jVjEwY— Ian Cameron (@IanCameron23) May 21, 2019
"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.