Police in Malamulele, Limpopo have opened a case of seven counts of murder after members of the same family were killed on Christmas Day. Just after midnight at about 00:20 the seven members were shot and killed allegedly by another family member at Jimmy Jones village in the Vhembe District.

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The deceased are four children and three adults, including a heavily pregnant woman. The names of the deceased will be released later as investigations are still unfolding.

SHOCK AS FAMILY MEMBERS ARE KILLED ON CHRISTMAS DAY

The suspect was later arrested after he handed himself over to the police in Thohoyandou. The firearm that was allegedly used in the shooting was also seized.

The motive for the incident is unknown at this stage but family feud cannot be ruled out.

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