Dad who allegedly slit kids' throats, also hit wife with axe - police

2015-10-29 19:38
Loraine Nkoana, the mother of four murdered boys. (News24 Correspondent)

Loraine Nkoana, the mother of four murdered boys. (News24 Correspondent)

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Polokwane - A Limpopo father, who is accused of killing his four children, allegedly assaulted his wife with an axe three months before the murders, a court heard on Thursday.

Her husband’s family persuaded her not to press charges against him.

This emerged during the bail application of Lesiba Kekana in the Magatle Periodic Court. His four boys, aged 4, 6, 10 and 13, were found in a pool of blood with their throats slits on September 6, after Kekana allegedly made one of the children call their mother to say her final words to her children.

Investigating officer,  Warrant Officer Kedibone Mathamela, told the court there was a history of violence towards victims’ mother.

Kekana was arrested in September after he allegedly confessed to the murder of his four sons.

Police said the applicant used a kitchen knife to slit the throats of his four children at the couple’s house in Moletlane, Zebediala, outside Polokwane.

Mathamela told court he attacked his wife with an axe in June, injuring her hand.

"On June 21, the mother of the dead children was chopped with an axe while she was asleep and sustained injuries on the hand. The family of the accused persuaded her not to open a case, and she left the house and never returned to the couple’s house," Mathamela told court.

He said Kekana also once tried to set her alight, but her family intervened.

"The accused did not show any remorse, when the episode of the children's death occurred. The family had intervened trying to reconcile the couple, but he took paraffin and poured it [near] his wife wanting to set her alight," he adds.

Kekana said he would plead not guilty because the State did not have any eyewitnesses, and its case was built on his confession statement.  

The State is opposed to bail.

The hearing continues.

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