NATIONAL NEWS - The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Major General Jan Scheepers, says he is saddened about continuing brutal acts of violent crimes perpetrated against children in in the province.
This condemnation follows the discovery of two children and their father’s lifeless bodies found hanging in their home in the Ngaleng village, Ga-Mamabolo, outside Mankweng.
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Police spokesperson, Col Moatshe Ngoepe reports that the couple had a domestic dispute last year and eventually separated. The woman took her two children and went to her parental home in Sekgosese, near Giyani.
“On Saturday, 22 June 2019, the children went back to Mankweng to visit their father for the school holidays and upon their arrival, the man allegedly called his wife and they had conflict telephonically. Subsequent to this, the father allegedly turned against the children and hung them one by one in separate rooms before he fled the scene,” Ngoepe explained in a statement.
Police then began with initial investigations and a manhunt ensued. He was later found hanging in a home within the area.
The deceased were identified as:
Anna Kgatle (8)
Marry Kgatle (5)
Samuel Kgatle (38)
Ngoepe says police have opened cases of two counts of murder for further investigations to take place.
“Communities are advised to seek professional assistance when they encounter any social related problems, rather than resorting to killing innocent children,” concluded General Scheepers.