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‘My mother was a dead walking person’ – Mpumalanga woman speaks out after sisters allegedly kill mom for insurance cash

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A sibling of two sisters who allegedly murdered their mother for her life insurance pay-out says she never expected her own relatives to commit such an evil act.Sara van Rooyen* (not her real name), the two women’s half-sister, spoke to News24 about the ordeal on Friday, saying her sisters “had the spirit of revenge”.

Mpumalanga police launched an investigation into the murder, in which the two daughters allegedly killed their 62-year-old mother to cash in on her life insurance.According to police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, the younger sister allegedly invited her mother for a visit, News24 previously reported.

“Information indicates that [the younger sister] organised her 41-year-old boyfriend as well as two other male friends and then waited for her mother to arrive. When [the mother] eventually arrived… she was allegedly kidnapped, assaulted, senselessly gang-raped by the two male friends while [the younger sister] and her friend were holding her,” Hlathi said.

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