Little girl watches as home invaders stab parents

2015-10-29 13:37
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Johannesburg - A little girl watched as four men stabbed her parents multiple times during a home invasion in Benoni, east of Johannesburg, killing her father.

"The poor child. She cried while she watched her mother and father being stabbed," police spokesperson Lieutenent Nomsa Sekele told News24 on Thursday.

Sekele said she “felt so sorry” for the little girl, who was the only witness to the murder, as she was forced to recount during her police statement the horrific attack on her parents.

The girl, believed to be 7-years-old, was not physically hurt, but stood and watched as the man stabbed her parents in their home in Umoya Road in Kingsway on Wednesday evening.

The father died in hospital on Thursday afternoon. The mother has been discharged from hospital.

Sekele said the police responded to a complaint around 21:00.

"Upon arrival, they found the victims inside the ambulance. The father, aged 37, died of his injuries in hospital today (Thursday) and the mother aged 40, has just been discharged. "

Police said they did not know what the motive was because nothing had been taken from the family home.

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