Man wipes out family after fight

2012-01-18 14:20
Mahikeng - A Brits father has murdered his two young sons and their mother before killing himself, North West police said on Wednesday.

The family was discovered by the man's brother, who called the police.

Captain Tselane Nkala said three bodies were found on the bed and one on the floor of the family's home in the Newtown section of Bapong.

It was thought the murders took place on Monday morning after a quarrel between the man and his common-law wife.

Police found the bodies in a pool of blood. The children, aged 12 and 3, and the 30-year-old mother had been stabbed. Their father had committed suicide by drinking poison.

Nkala said witnesses told police the couple had been arguing about their relationship. The woman wanted to leave with her two boys.

"Why a man has to take the lives of innocent children and their mother is impossible to understand," Nkala said.

"If you are unhappy, don't kill children and a woman and turn your unhappiness into a terrible thing."

The bodies had been taken to the Brits state mortuary.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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