Bail hearing of Limpopo father accused of slitting kids' throats postponed

2015-10-06 16:34
(File, iStock)

(File, iStock)

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

Polokwane - The bail hearing of a Limpopo father accused of slitting the throats of his four sons has been postponed.

Appearing before the Periodical Court Magatle, Lesiba Kekana's lawyer Silas Senwamadi asked to see a confession statement made by Kekana after he allegedly murdered his sons.

The move was not opposed by the State and it was agreed that the hearing should be rescheduled.

Magistrate MG Mokou postponed the matter to October 15.

Kekana was arrested last month. He allegedly tried to cut his own throat after allegedly killing the boys.

His wife Loraine Nkoana, 37, said on September 7 she and her husband had a fight but she was under the impression it had been resolved after an uncle stepped in and mediated.

The wife, speaking in Sepedi, said she started getting abusive phone calls from Kekana while he was driving from Gauteng to Limpopo with their four sons, aged 13, 10, 6, and 4.

‘Say goodbye’

He called her and told her to say goodbye to them.

"He said to me, 'don’t you have last words to tell your children?', and I said, 'I don’t - because there is nothing that will end their lives' and he hung up the phone,” she told Transport and Security MEC Mapula Mokaba-Phukwana who visited her at her home.

She said a while later she received a call from her youngest son Leholedi who told her that his older brothers were bleeding.

“He gave the last-born the phone and my child told me his elder brothers are bleeding. And I could hear children screaming and groaning in the background,” said Loraine, weeping.

She called her parents and asked them to inform the police.

“I could not believe my children were dead.”

Speaking outside court after the postponement on Tuesday, Kekana's father Phineas Kekana said his family is still struggling to come to terms with deaths of the children.

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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham

Here are just ten of our favourite plus-sized models:

 
 

You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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.

Settings

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.