Gruesome discovery: Man hangs 3 young children then himself

South African Police Service

Gruesome discovery: Man hangs 3 young children then himself
Gruesome discovery: Man hangs 3 young children then himself

On 28 May 2019, at about 10:20 the Rietgat police received a call about four bodies that were found hanging at house in Block W Soshanguve. According to the preliminary investigation, one of the bodies found hanging is a boyfriend to the mother of the three children that were found hanging.

The information received suggests that the 29 year old man fetched the three children, a boy (11) and two girls (2 and 3) from Block FF where they reside with their mother under a guise that he was taking the two of them to crèche and one to school respectively.

He subsequently took them to his room in Block W where he allegedly hanged them and later himself. All four were certified dead at the scene.

The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, was deeply touched by this gruesome discovery of the bodies and urged the community to seek professional help or consult with the relevant authorities when confronted with personal problems before it reaches the stage where it can lead to taking the lives of the innocents.

Police are investigating inquest and murder.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service