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CT dad 'kills' his children

A Muizenberg father has been arrested in connection with the deaths of his two young children.

Crime scene investigators outside the shack in Village Heights where two children were found murdered on 13 June 2012. Picture: Janine Willemans/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A man has been arrested for murdering his two children, Western Cape police confirmed on Wednesday.

Authorities believe the suspect slit the throats of his son and daughter at their home in Village Heights near Muizenberg.

The children were aged two and three.

The suspect was placed under police guard in hospital after he tried to commit suicide.

The incident has left the community reeling.

Shocked residents stood watching as pathology staff carried the two small bodies out of the shack on a single stretcher, followed by a crime scene investigator holding an evidence bag filled with blood-soaked items.

The children's mother raised the alarm when she got home and found the door locked.

Community members helped her break into the house, where they made the grim discovery.

The mother was receiving counselling. A community worker who was with her when they found the bodies said she too was traumatised.

She said the community would struggle to come to terms with the incident as nothing like this had happened there before.