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Police in Limpopo Thohoyandou are investigating a case of murder after a 35-year-old mother and 4-year-old son were found burnt next to a graveyard on Saturday at the Ha-Budeli village.
The bodies are said to have been discovered by a passerby who immediately alerted the police.
Upon arrival, police say they found a flammable substance and a box of matches next to the bodies.
They say it is possible that it could be a case of murder and suicide after finding a suicide note next to the corpses.
It is believed that the mother may have set the child alight before turning on herself.
Investigations are still continuing.