At least five women and two children have been killed in separate incidents in Gauteng in the past 48 hours.
The victims are believed to have known their alleged killers in these incidents. This highlights the surge in femicide cases in the country.
In the first incident, on Tuesday night a man allegedly shot and killed his 21-year-old girlfriend and her mother in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg.
The suspect is on the run. He allegedly arrived at the deceased house and, without saying a word, fired shots at the victims.
In the second incident, on Wednesday morning, a suspect handed himself over to police after a body of a woman was found in a room in Tembisa.
In the third incident on Monday, bodies of a 58-year old woman and her two grandsons were found in Protea Glen.