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Dad arrested for 'killing' children

2012-10-22 21:13

Johannesburg - A father of five was arrested on Monday morning for allegedly killing two of his children in a shack fire in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng police said.

The 27-year-old man locked the children in a shack which he set alight shortly before midnight on Sunday, Warrant Officer Kinnie Steyn said.

"Three of the children, aged between two and seven, survived the fire with minor injuries after they were rescued by neighbours."

The bodies of the two children, aged two and 11-months, were found only after emergency workers extinguished the fire.

Steyn said the father was found at a nearby house, where he was arrested. He was expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court soon on charges of murder, attempted murder, and arson.

Comments
  • simakoko - 2012-10-22 21:35

    Yoh!! Maintenance was too much for the young man... 5 kids at the age of 27

  • sekwati.robinson - 2012-10-22 21:46

    a father of 5 at the age of 27...what the hell?....he must be jailed for life or we run a risk of over population...

  • sifiso.sienga - 2012-10-22 21:56

    Here is my judgment: two life sentence for murder, 5 X 15 years for child abuse, 3 X 25 for attempted murder and 10 for the other. Lock the doors and throw the key into the sea. You don't deserve to be called a father you are just a disgrace in the community.

  • grobie.maluleke - 2012-10-22 22:01

    where was the mother?,she must also face the music!

      Annelize Grobler - 2012-10-23 08:18

      what a stupid comment to blame the mother ???? maybe she was working to try and make ends meet... he freakin deliberately set the house on fire !!! and you want her to take the rap as well ???

  • rivash.mathura - 2012-10-22 22:03

    Death penalty were art thou!!!! Kill him!

  • Notrax123 - 2012-10-22 22:20

    Our society is sick - point.

  • hannah.p.mostert - 2012-10-22 22:26

    Surely people can see that having more than 2 children is too much! Especially if you can't feed them.

      summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-23 07:32

      What a comment

  • Mzwamadoda Fuzani - 2012-10-22 22:59

    oh my goodness...! we pray for a God-healed Africa bcz our nation is slowly bleeding 2 death. is this the end of times...?

  • sammy.simegi - 2012-10-23 06:34

    REALLY I dont care what race you are killing your own kids? Kill yourself instead you worthless swine!

  • JohnDough - 2012-10-23 07:34

    Necklace him!

  • mene.voges - 2012-10-23 08:10

    People like that shouldnt even have children!stupid idiot

  • petr.valcik1 - 2012-10-23 08:20

    I don't want my taxes to go towards supporting him. Can we start a hard labour camp for prisoners that have abused or killed children if we can't kill them? That way they can support themselves at least....perhaps mining or something?

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-10-23 08:48

    If you can do this to a child....you don't deserve to live on this earth or to be given the gift of Fatherhood....may he rot in hell...the Devil will welcome him with open arms. HEART?.. HE HAS NONE.

  • jurgens.liebenberg.5 - 2012-10-23 09:07

    Sad, sad, sad, and with our justice system taking so long before cases are even heard what sentence will he get,MAY IT BE LIFE OR DEATH but lets not hold our breath most likely none of these.

  • briana.scott - 2012-10-23 09:50

    Our nation is Broken, completely shattered - we read about it all day everyday.

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