Johannesburg man hangs son, himself

2013-02-10 14:33

Johannesburg - A man from Kagiso west of Johannesburg hanged and killed his young son before killing himself, police said on Sunday.

Warrant Officer Solomon Sibiya said the incident involving the five-year-old boy occurred on Friday.

"A relative showed [police] a 31-year-old deceased hanging from the roof rafters inside his back room with an electric cord. Next to the deceased was his son - also hanging with electric cord," said Sibiya.

  • evert.meyer.98 - 2013-02-10 14:37

    That is wrong on so many levels. If you really feel the urge to end it all, don't take innocent lives along with you. Have the decency to go alone. Condolences to the family for the loss of the small boy.

      Ezio Auditore - 2013-02-10 14:50

      Read the story again please!

      calvyn.greyling.5 - 2013-02-10 14:56

      Which part Ezio?

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2013-02-10 16:33

      EDITOR, The 'big' news this weekend; the messy divorce of Tokyo and Judy Sexwale!! Names have now been confirmed by Sexwale's attorney and splashed over the Sunday newspapers!! AND you at News24..............................not a word !!!!!!!! ( besides one article, with no names mentioned ) WHAT IS GOING ON ? WHO is pressurising who at News24, or are you all just asleep ??????

      maree.cassie - 2013-02-11 07:27

      Wow this is sad...

      bheki.dladla.756 - 2013-02-11 08:30

      Ezio Ezio Ezio...........*yawns* catch a wake up!!!

      iNJBL - 2013-02-11 12:09

      Wtf is ezio on about? And I agree, find help from family suicide is NOT an option.

      Jack - 2013-02-11 18:48

      Depression, hopelessness, just some of the many gifts brought to the people of SA by the cANCer society. This is the real tragedy of the new SA. Imagine if 'what's his name' deputy president decided to just skip his 'holiday' (after all, his job is one big holiday) and spend the money on the poor. Jack Bloom sleeps in a shack once a month so he can understand their conditions. Ever heard of any of our 'waste of oxygen' politicians doing the same. The ancestors are not happy. The spirits of this father and son will not rest until the detritus of our society is finally cleansed.

  • randy.kruger.16 - 2013-02-10 14:51

    He should've hanged himself first

      Matthew - 2013-02-11 09:54

      Grammer NAzi - You mean he should've just "hung" himself. saying "hanged himself first" implies that after he's Hung himself (being dead) he will then rise from the grave to do his son... Just saying

      Jo.Davies123 - 2013-02-11 10:20

      Matthew - I think that is the point that Randy was tying to make...

      Osito - 2013-02-11 12:00

      Matthew, it is called sarcasm...

      paul.oxley.520 - 2013-02-11 12:14

      Well done on the correct use of the verb. The difference between being 'hung like a horse' and 'hanged like a horse thief' is profound. Nice TIC also. Indeed society would have been the nett winner had he left his child with a relative and then offed himself. Hope nobody tries to ban electric leads now. Crazies will do what crazies do, no matter the tool they use.

      CalamitySSam - 2013-02-11 14:47

      @Matthew; pictures are hung, humans are hanged :)

      nomnganga - 2013-02-11 15:05

      funny... u such idiot randy

      cherri.pye.5 - 2013-02-12 08:51

      Epic fail, Matthew

  • mark.neisius.1 - 2013-02-10 14:53

    Selfish bastard!!

  • MerryMartin - 2013-02-10 14:56

    Poor little boy - I am so sorry. What on earth is wrong with people? Why take a child with you? I will never understand this type of thing. My thoughts are with the family - RIP, little one.

      cujimmy.okpall - 2013-02-10 15:10

      What goes through their brain cells, was he on Tic? But with autopsy in SA it will take 6 months or not at all, government don't care!

      nicolelovelock - 2013-02-11 10:44

      @cujimmy post mortems take 3 to 4 years to be completed and that is only when it is constantly followed up.

      Osito - 2013-02-11 12:02

      I hear you MerryMartin. So many people who can't, like me, would love to raise a little boy. Why take a poor innocent child's life. I am so sad at this news

  • fnxusani - 2013-02-10 15:05

    Stupid thing!!!!why he didn't hanged himself first and hang the boy later!!

      Matthew - 2013-02-11 09:57

      Really people....this gets 40

      Jo.Davies123 - 2013-02-11 10:21

      Matthew - it is sarcasm. We all know that he could not have "come back" to kill the boy if he had hanged himself first

  • katlegojones.malemela - 2013-02-10 15:11

    Oh my;(, why take the innocent little fella with u? My heart pains for the little life lost, whatever he was going through he had no right to take him with, this is sad.

  • ann.ornelas - 2013-02-10 15:25


  • neville.mayes - 2013-02-10 15:25

    He probably did it because he had NO WORK, NO MONEY, NO FUTURE. Thanks to the anc scum. Houses & holidays that could have uplifted so many people.

      david.broadfoot2 - 2013-02-10 15:37

      I agree. Anybody that suffers from stress. Anxiety. Depression. Should know maybe what the man was going thru. Dont blame him its the circumstances we re living under. ?

      ann.ornelas - 2013-02-10 16:57

      I suffer from depression have done for many years but I would never and never have harmed my children David.... sorry no excuse.. no f excuse to murder a child.. Pure selfishness and probably spite.. F NO.. ps I have in the last 4 years been thru a divorce, smash and grab, Hijack and murder, 5 moves and 3 robberies. so suck it up and grow a pair. WTF is circumstance?????? Depression stress and anxiety are real but for f sakes be a man and deal with it. FFS you soft people pee me off really does the world stop and we justify a man murdering his own child because of it..??????????? NOOOOOOOOOOOO PS we take our circumstance and make it to suit us??? Hell no. RIP little one you did not deserve to die

      ann.ornelas - 2013-02-10 17:04

      oh and ps I am a pretty normal SAFFA and have proof from a pschycologist.

      raneethas - 2013-02-10 18:43

      Why blame the ANC for everything. During the apartheid day we survived with what ever little we had and treasured it.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-02-11 12:04

      Ann.ornelas. I too suffer from depression, have done so for along time, but will never try and judge those that make decisions I wouldn't make.

  • princess.nguni - 2013-02-10 15:26


      ann.ornelas - 2013-02-10 17:08

      Hey Princess how sick is our society that we find excuses for murdering our children?? I am fuming at the comments on this post. Our children should be royalty and we are murdering them

      princess.nguni - 2013-02-10 20:11

      We have been fed such rosey stories of this happy rainbow nation. We really should wake up and realise that we are on a sinking ship. What kind of society does this type of rubbish to their children? We are failing them. Our silence is not any better than us tying chords around their necks. Evil just happens and happens and happens! It's taking over our lives and we aren't fighting it. We only act when it's too late. When thugs are in our bedrooms holding guns to our family.

  • ANASKA - 2013-02-10 15:49

    Is there any positive news in South Africa!!

      sudika.harkhu - 2013-02-11 06:54

      yes, 3 poachers were killed

  • reality - 2013-02-10 16:14

    He should have had the option to go to a hospital and be put out by injection. Then there would not be any hanging necessary.

      Jo.Davies123 - 2013-02-11 10:24

      what are you saying? I read this as if you are saying the murder and suicide are acceptable, just the wrong method was used. Please correct me if i am misunderstanding your intention

  • MoshKaDeph - 2013-02-10 17:30

    I am in lot of stress too, since i lost my job in 2011 january, but killing my child is not a solution. R.I.P hope God forgive you

  • joshua.sematla - 2013-02-10 17:40

    Ja neh..people are broke, life is F##ked up. The only people who have it good are politicians...

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2013-02-10 18:24

    Rest in peace 'little one' - May the Father rot in hell...

  • kgalalelo.malesele - 2013-02-10 19:24

    i wonder why do u have to kill the boi......its the same as all the peeps who keep feeding and fattening their kids at a young age to a point they are irreversible at 21 when they are supposed to be finding their girlfriends and boyfriends.

      heidi.lundie - 2013-02-11 01:41

      What does fat people have to do with this?

  • lynn.hattingh - 2013-02-10 19:54

    How much more can the people of this country take? Why? What did the child do to deserve this? Rest in peace little one, at least no one can harm you now, you are safe in the arms of the Lord.

      celine.t.joyce - 2013-02-11 01:33

      Amen. RIP little Man.

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  • ZION - 2013-02-11 06:14

    we really are a sick nation

  • Nicky VN - 2013-02-11 06:31

    With all that's happening in this country lately I can ALMOST understand why he did it... :(

  • motleleng - 2013-02-11 06:41

    I feel sorry for the kid to through a brutal experience, the bustard can go and burn in hell....

  • polite.mkhonto.3 - 2013-02-11 07:14


  • jennifer.h.jordaan - 2013-02-11 08:25

    leave the innocent kid behind....

  • eyesears.handsfeet - 2013-02-11 09:00

    Only the father knows the real story and that he took to his grave. RIP little one.

  • bond.ndalo - 2013-02-11 09:11

    Coward man>>>>he could killed himself and leave innocent life alone.

  • Richard - 2013-02-11 09:12

    It feels so wrong. One can only wonder what goes so horribly wrong in a persons life that he does this.

  • DropFrameFilms - 2013-02-11 09:18

    That's what this country is built, on bad parenting. Rip little man, wish your ol man was some one you could have trusted.

  • tane.hoffman - 2013-02-11 09:23

    This is so so so horrible. How can you do that to your child?????

  • nicholus.nakanyane - 2013-02-11 09:40

    Y hang kid?nxa

  • phindile.mahlangu.9400 - 2013-02-11 10:01

    some people they are heartless how can you watch a 5 year old dying like that, people they dont have mercy anymore God bless their souls.

  • gladness - 2013-02-11 10:24

    This is too sad to read.

  • zainogp786 - 2013-02-11 10:52

    Gosh this is such a sad read, only god knows what the man & his son went through. Poverty it the reason behind this, but the father should have given his child to an orphanage if he could not provide for the both of them. Not an easy way out but im sure he had no one to turn to...

  • teaspooman - 2013-02-11 11:18

    Yoo this world, help us oh God

  • schoeman.charlene - 2013-02-11 11:53

    i dont even want to think of that little boy's last minutes. RIP little man.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-02-11 11:56

    How terrible. If only these people will look for help before it is too late. May their souls rest in peace.

  • Saamprater - 2013-02-11 12:53

    Can N24 not show some respect and at least write the story properly. " Next to the deceased was his son - also hanging with electric cord," Hanging With?, with? Sies man

  • nomnganga - 2013-02-11 15:03

    This takes me back to 2010/05/09 the day i was caught about to hang my son and myself with the same electric cord. each day i think about it i feel like crying. Life was too hard, painful and hurt was severe. I know I will be dubbed a coward, cruel, senseless and by all names. I am worth it. When I look at him today in his eyes, i am always thinking, dear god, how am i going to explain this to him when he is old because I will have to. It was the out of pain. I couldnt think except thinking the stupid things i was. His mom hurt me, fooled me, played me, undermined me, victimized me, abused me, humiliated me for 3 years and to find she is having good time with another man. and on top of that, for her to tell me if i dont forgive her and accept her back i'd not see my son. using him as a tool as she knew how much i love him and what he meant to me. to struggle for weeks to gain access and to be scolded and insulted not being man enough for refusing to accept her back by her family. It was the only option I had at the time to swallow my son, my pride and joy. It was out of love for my son. But now I am regretful. To make up to him, i will just be the loving and caring and the best father i can be regardless of all odds. I am sorry to him, to you people and to God. Mostly I am sorry to myself for stooping so low. I love my son.

      phosa.peter2 - 2013-02-12 12:43

      thx my dude, since you took a stand nd tell the truth what has once crossd your mind nd you overcum the then spirit of killing nd commiting suicide, you are indeed a Man..keep on talking about with no shame it will vanish as times goes on.

      nomnganga - 2013-02-12 15:54

      At first i took it as something that I thought it was manly to go through. I started by enduring an emotional and verbal abuse. I was patient and I stayed praying hoping for it would end. It then escalated to financial abuse and blackmail. If i dont give her money she will cheat to get money. I thought that was not the end of it, It moved to sexual abuse whereby she would tell me to have sex with her and if i dont want to there are a lot of men out there who want to get in bed with her. if i dont she will give them sex. I then moved to physical abuse and it was a shock of my life. and she knew if i were to beat her back, the justice system which always fail men, would be on her favor and i would get arrested and my life and career would be destroyed. She continued to degrade and humiliate me to nothing. telling me she found better man who had every thing and i was just nothing and had nothing. all i had was education and only educated, beside i was just a useless man. Only for her to create a trap for me and organize that her boyfriend and her friends should beat me up. I released her with open and understanding heart that she can have her man as I could tell and see she did not need a no body like me in her life. she told be if i dont forgive her after all she did i wont see my son. she is telling me to accept me back. and for her to deny to access to my son was too much to bear. I am justifying my actions. I was in pain.

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2013-02-11 15:25

    Noba ebezibulele yedwa ayeke umntwana.Abantwana abakhule kwimeko ezinzima bayathanda ukuphumelela.Mhlawumbi lo mntwana ebeyakubayinto ebomini

  • caswell.mnisi.9 - 2013-02-12 06:34

    This guy, he is selfish and stupid. He should have died alone if he was tired of living. He has no right to take the child's life. He couldn't deal with his problems so he took out to the poor child. May the child RIP

  • therina.herbst - 2013-02-12 07:17

    So sad and it makes me so angry if pple do something like that. Kill yourself if u want to leave the children alone.

  • sphiwe.sibanyoni - 2013-02-12 07:55

    obvious he did that because he was fighting with his girlfriend she cheated on him

  • DezLee - 2013-02-12 10:30

    LOL (sorry to the family of these people)..but people actually commentinga nd blaming the cANCer!?

  • masia.masia.10 - 2013-02-12 13:31

    It's easy to comment and blame hIm, we don't know what he was going through. Tomorrow it's u.

  • masia.masia.10 - 2013-02-12 13:43

    It's easy to comment against him. Nobody knows what he has been going through. It can be u tomorrow. U, l never know

  • masia.masia.10 - 2013-02-12 13:45

    It's easy to comment against him. Nobody knows what he has been going through. It can be u tomorrow. U, l never know

  • ANASKA - 2013-02-12 15:14

    Very sad that the little boy had to die aswell

  • Candice Carly Swigelaar - 2013-08-15 15:07


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