Police probe Limpopo murder-suicide

A man allegedly hanged his son and himself after an argument with the mother.

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JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after a man hanged himself and his four-year-old son in Bela-Bela in Limpopo.

The police's Ronel Otto said the father allegedly had an argument with the mother at a tavern.

She said the man then took his son to a tree where he put a rope around his neck and hanged him.

"He then phoned his family members then informed them where the body of the child could be found. After the discovery of the child's body, it was also found the father hanged himself in the same area and that's why we have open cases and inquests of murder."