Owner of ocean Basket restaurant within the Mall of the North and her mother were found dead during a car on Thursday.
Limpopo police said the bodies of 55-year-old Lizette Deacon and her 70-year-old mother Hettie were found engaged in an abandoned car and brutally murdered.
Police spokesperson, Brig Motlafela Mojapelo said “the bodies of the deceased were found with several stab wounds.”
“They were tied inside their automobile , which was found abandoned on the R37 next to the Kushcke off-ramp,” said Mojapelo.
Police said they launched an enquiry operation for the 2 women after a neighbour visited visit them but couldn’t find them reception , instead found traces of blood in their home.
The two women lived together in Welgelegen near Cycad.
“The motive for the killings is unknown at this stage, but robbery can’t be ruled out,” said Mojapelo.
One of the restaurant managers, Ossie Gangata, said staff members were shocked and saddened on hearing the news of their brutal murder.
“To us, Lizette was quite a boss, she was like family. She would hear our problems and help whenever she could.”
“She didn’t act like someone who had an edge . It’s an excellent loss to us,” said Gangata, who had worked for Deacon for 6 years
Mojapelo said the police is investigating the murder.
“Cases of two counts of murder and house robbery are opened. Anyone with information is requested to contact Colonel Linkie Mathebula on 064 756 8218 or 0860 010111,” he said.