Limpopo man allegedly slits throats of his 4 sons

2015-09-06 16:49

Polokwane - A man allegedly killed his four children before attempting to commit suicide in Magatle, Limpopo, police said on Sunday.

The 36-year-old man and his wife were "not on good terms", Colonel Ronel Otto said. 

The children, aged 13, 10, 6, and 4, lived with his mother-in-law in the same area. On Friday morning he picked them up and drove to Gauteng to see his wife. 

"He came back last night [Saturday] and [allegedly] killed the four children, all boys, by cutting their throats with a knife and attempted to commit suicide," Otto said.

The man is in a Polokwane hospital in a stable condition. He will appear in court on charges of murder as soon as he was well enough. 

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