Father murdered his 4 kids to get back at wife - prosecutor

2016-04-28 15:30


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Polokwane - The prosecutor in the case of a Limpopo father convicted of killing his four children, on Thursday said the man had used his children as pawns to hurt his wife.

State prosecutor Nozizwe Molepo told Lesiba Kekana he was a violent person who brutally killed his children, and assaulted his wife Lorraine.

Testifying in mitigation of sentence, Kekana tried to justify the murder of his four children - in September last year at Moletlane, outside Lebowakgomo in Limpopo - by shifting the blame to his wife, who he believed was cheating on him.

But the prosecutor cast doubt on Kekana’s claims.

Kekana pleaded guilty on four counts of murder and one count of assault.

He was arrested in September last year after slitting the throats of his sons - Bokang, 13, Keneilwe, 10, Hlologelo, 6, and Lekgoledi, 4 - minutes after he had an argument over the phone with his wife.

News24 reported earlier that Lorraine had broken down when she told the court how she had to listen over the phone as her children were being killed.

She told the court how her husband made one of her children call her and explain how the other victims had been killed.

"My heart is still bleeding in pain," she said before breaking down. Court officials rushed to console her.

The sentencing procedures continues.

Read more on:    polokwane  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.