In a tragic turn of events, Skeem Saam actress Amanda Manku’s own father, William Manku, has been arrested as one of the three suspects charged with the murder of her mother and grandmother. William Manku, a police captain, appeared before the Lebowakgomo Magistrates’ Court on January 10, marking a distressing development in the case that unfolded in May 2021.
The other suspects include David Khoza, a 40-year-old Mozambican national apprehended on January 8, and William Manku’s 42-year-old girlfriend, Nonhlanhla Ngubo, a police sergeant at Linden Police Station, arrested in Lenasia South on Tuesday.
The motive behind the double murder remains unknown, and Limpopo police spokesperson Hlulani Mashaba mentioned that investigations are ongoing. The suspects are currently remanded in police custody, with a court appearance scheduled for Thursday, January 18, 2024, for bail applications and further investigations.
Amanda Manku, known for portraying Lizzy in the popular TV show, expressed her family’s gratitude for the support received during this difficult time. The family acknowledged the ongoing investigations by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the judicial system, trusting that justice will be served.
The shocking news has left fans and the public stunned as the Manku family copes with the tragic loss of two women, aged 70 and 45, in May 2021. The family has indicated that they will address media requests at an appropriate time, as they navigate the challenging circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking incident.
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