Father allegedly kills himself, 3 children in Soshanguve

It was alleged that the 29-year old man killed the three children on Tuesday morning and then committed suicide.

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SOSHANGUVE - Police are investigating after they found the bodies of three children and an adult believed to be their father in Soshanguve.

It was alleged that the 29-year old man killed the three children on Tuesday morning and then committed suicide.

The younger brother of the deceased man said his family was deeply shocked by the apparent murder-suicide.

He said he was the first to arrive at the scene.

“I was the one who found the bodies. I was alone and screamed for help and people started coming in to help me,” he said.

The brother conceded his sibling often had fights with the mother of the three children.

But he said he didn't know if that was what had led to the tragedy.

According to community members, the man had an altercation with the mother of the three children earlier on Tuesday.

Residents in Block W, Soshanguve, said they heard screams coming from the man's house.

The police's Kay Makhubele said officers were shocked by the scene when they arrived.

“This morning, police were called to one of the houses in Soshanguve where the community members noticed a man enter the house with the three children. When they went in there, they found all four were hanging.”

The man is believed to be the biological father of one of the children and was a stepfather to the other two.

If this article has raised issues for you or if you’re concerned about someone you know, call the South African Depression and Anxiety Group’s Suicide Crisis Line on 0800 567 567.

(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)