UPDATE: Man arrested for Garsfontein double murder

Police arrive outside Mias street after two women were killed. Photo: Gopolang Chawane

Police have made a breakthrough in the double murder of sisters Dr Anna (43) and Mahlodi Moloto (39) during a house robbery.

Garsfontein police spokesperson Captain Ilse Jones said a man was arrested on Thursday.

ALSO READ: UPDATE – WATCH VIDEO: Garsfontein murder house robbed again

She said he would appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Jones said details surrounding the arrest were being withheld as they may pose a threat to the ongoing investigation.

“We are following leads and will ensure the culprits face the full might of the law,” said Jones.

A docket of murder, housebreaking and theft have been opened.

The Moloto sisters were buried in Polokwane on Saturday.

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The Garsfontein family of five were ambushed and held hostage at their home in Mias Street on Wednesday, two weeks ago.

All five family members were stabbed repeatedly, but three victims survived.

The home was burgled again last Sunday where a laptop was said to have been taken.

Jones said no arrests regarding the theft had been made.

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