Police are investigating the murders of three Dutywa family members in their shop over the weekend.
Police spokesman Captain Jackson Manatha said the three were murdered between Friday night and Saturday at the shop in Nqabane village near Dutywa.
The deceased are a 49-year-old man, a 40-yeaaqr-old woman and their 8-year-old daughter. They were attacked with knives.
The motive for the killings are not known.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dutywa police on (047) 4891333 or on CrimeStop on 08600 10111. The identities of the deceased will be released once their next of kin have been notified.
Butterworth cluster commander Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu condemned the killings and said police would be working around the clock to find the suspect/s.