Dad who slit children's throats dies

2012-06-15 10:39

Cape Town - A father who was arrested after he allegedly killed his two children in Muizenberg died in hospital, Western Cape police said on Friday.

The 47-year-old man died late on Thursday night, Warrant Officer November Filander said.

The man was under police guard at a local hospital after he tried to kill himself.

On Wednesday he is believed to have slit the throats of his 2-year-old son and 3-year-old stepdaughter after he fetched them from their crèche in the Village Heights informal settlement.

Residents called the police.

The motive for the crime was not known.

Meanwhile, the father of the girl who was killed has spoken of his grief at finding his daughter's body.

“I couldn’t even look at my child. She was brutally murdered... My poor child,” Anthony Petersen told the Cape Argus.

Petersen said he “freaked out” when he was told about his daughter’s death and said he was very angry.

“How can [someone] kill an innocent child who’s done nothing?” Petersen asked.

  • tuco.angeleyes - 2012-06-15 10:45

    Death is too quick for some of these monsters. They should be made to suffer for a very long time before they are hanged.

      Preshen - 2012-06-16 10:52

      Karma is a bitch

  • charlie.elford.5 - 2012-06-15 10:46

    Hope the bastard had a slow, painful death. Piece of crap.

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-06-15 10:54

    Message to any other freaks out there - kill yourself, leave your wives and children alone. Selfish *&^@!.

  • eugene.meyer1980 - 2012-06-15 11:01

    The only loss suffered with this bastards death is the loss of not getting to torture him to death.

  • Greg.J.M - 2012-06-15 11:02

    His tombstone should read, killer of 2 innocent children and his family or estate made to pay compensation to the victims family for emotional trauma and loss of income.

  • Martin - 2012-06-15 11:06

    hope he died in the most pain possible.

  • jamesyboi78 - 2012-06-15 11:07

    karma is a ... haha yap :)

  • Riëtte - 2012-06-15 11:12

    Oh my word, I hope he is in that very special corner in hell for people who hurt children! My thoughts are with the family of these poor babies.

  • richard.zanner - 2012-06-15 11:19

    Wonder if he was helped into the hereafter. Poor children that are the ones that had to suffer.

  • dave.ducker.3 - 2012-06-15 11:22

    Can't believe this, how can anyone possible kill a child ?? condolences to the remaining family, and to the guy who done it good riddence.

  • amanda.felton.566 - 2012-06-15 11:26

    joh the death is not even good enough for what he did!! RIP LITTLE ONES.

  • ben.mekwa - 2012-06-15 11:36

    How can a father fathers the innocent souls and goes on and slit their throats?clearly this guy is not a parent in the making,he is a monster

  • leisha.titus - 2012-06-15 11:39

    I wish all these tik addicted bastards would walk into the sea and drown they make everyone's lives hell to fuel their addictions and so many innocents are hurt. I pray for peace for these little angels and their mom. xxx

  • - 2012-06-15 11:43

    no questions asked the DEATH PENALTY MUST be brought back for these type of callous ba$t@rds. my religion does not teach me life for life, but for heavens sake these are tiny kids... our prayers to the dad...

  • lownabester - 2012-06-15 11:55

    Bliksem, Rot in hell

  • Khathu Tshishonga - 2012-06-15 12:03

    eish is painful

  • askido.demamz - 2012-06-15 12:03

    So Heartless, I wonder what could have trigger him to do this... RIP to the innocent souls

      olivia.duplessis.1 - 2012-06-15 12:46

      No trigger excuses this. Pre-meditated murder. He picked them up looked into their eyes and slit their throats. Do you know what that looks like. Your baby dying infront of you crying and then he tried to kill himself. He was a monster, luckily I know where people like this go and I know where the babies are. Thank YVHV for justice.

  • patrick.hankey.5 - 2012-06-15 12:11

    hang em high, the coward

      Rob - 2012-06-15 14:41

      Breaking news patrick....the oke killed himself !

  • godesha - 2012-06-15 12:44

    Good riddance. Why must he be sent to prison at the tx payer's expense?

  • NoNonsense - 2012-06-15 15:16

    What in all that is Holy, possesses a father to do this to his children! May it be VERY HOT where he's going!!

  • Lucinda - 2012-06-15 17:16

    Sick - Just sick!!

  • Sharon - 2012-06-15 17:16


  • greg.mullen.73 - 2012-06-15 18:15

    actually sa prisons are barbaric, full of awaiting trial prisoners who cant raise bail while the professional criminal exploits the system. The country has socio economic problem of gargantuan proportions. It is almost mission impossible and will be a long haul with increasing class polarisation compounded by shocking maladministration - thank you Nats for such a foundation Not the fault of ANC

  • Thembi - 2012-06-15 22:01

    The man is a satanist

  • ako.gutshwa.7 - 2012-06-16 07:49

    He must rot in hell!!

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