Man held for raping, killing girl, 5

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man accused of raping and killing a 5-year-old girl and stabbing and raping her grandmother in Kalkfontein.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut says the girl and her 54-year-old grandmother were attacked in their Sylvia Street home, on Saturday April 10.

The girl had died after being admitted to hospital, while the grandmother was still being treated for her injuries, he said.

“It is suspected that a domestic dispute sparked the attack on the two victims.”

Family members told the Northern News they did not wish to speak to the media.