Man in court for baby, minder murder

A third suspect appeared in court in connection with murder of a minder and a baby.

Justice in action

DELMAS - A third man arrested in connection with the murder of a five-month-old baby and his minder appeared in the Delmas Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga on Friday.

Police on Thursday arrested the man in Springs on Gauteng's East Rand.

Two others, Enock Mbele (44) and Lazarus Mabhena (54) were arrested in May.

The three suspects are accused of murdering 66-year-old Margrietha De Goede and baby Wiehan Botes.

Their bodies were found strangled at the daycare centre.

Police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi said a third suspect was charged with murder.

"We found a 24-year-old man in possession of a cellphone that is believed to belong to nanny."