Man wipes out family after fight

2012-01-18 14:20

Mahikeng - A Brits father has murdered his two young sons and their mother before killing himself, North West police said on Wednesday.

The family was discovered by the man's brother, who called the police.

Captain Tselane Nkala said three bodies were found on the bed and one on the floor of the family's home in the Newtown section of Bapong.

It was thought the murders took place on Monday morning after a quarrel between the man and his common-law wife.

Police found the bodies in a pool of blood. The children, aged 12 and 3, and the 30-year-old mother had been stabbed. Their father had committed suicide by drinking poison.

Nkala said witnesses told police the couple had been arguing about their relationship. The woman wanted to leave with her two boys.

"Why a man has to take the lives of innocent children and their mother is impossible to understand," Nkala said.

"If you are unhappy, don't kill children and a woman and turn your unhappiness into a terrible thing."

The bodies had been taken to the Brits state mortuary.

Police are continuing their investigation.

  • Daniel - 2012-01-18 14:26

    Another coward killing his kids and wife...what is going on? Its high fashion it seems, really pisses me off

      rbphiri - 2012-01-18 15:15

      Family suicides have become a common vogue in SA. I thought being selfish was about you only focusing on you and you alone - why include the family

      Louwhan - 2012-01-19 01:13

      @family murders in South Africa has been going on for very long. I find nothing sadder than that.

  • Gordon20 - 2012-01-18 14:30

    WTF is this world coming too.

      jono99 - 2012-01-19 13:52

      That's been asked for years... It's no longer "coming to", it's what the world has become.

  • GrootWitHaai - 2012-01-18 14:32

    Now the media must call him a monster too.

      rbphiri - 2012-01-18 15:16

      Suicide Monster...there i said it Tutu

  • Donald - 2012-01-18 14:32

    Senseless coward. I sometimes wish that hell exists so that people like this can rot there. How can any one kill their own kids?

      Caleb - 2012-01-18 14:44

      Donald, I have good news for you....

      Donald - 2012-01-18 14:51


      Cornelius - 2012-01-18 15:26

      I am no expert of what is beyond this life, but I do believe in heaven and hell. His judgement is something I do not wish upon anyone. There are really no words for these types of incidents.

      Eben - 2012-01-19 10:22

      Donald= Atheist?

      daryn.j.wood - 2012-01-19 13:17

      He is burning in hell, with the taste of poison still in his mouth.

  • Morne - 2012-01-18 14:32

    Pig. Just because you turned out a failure gave you no right to deny your children a chance in life.

  • Ashley - 2012-01-18 14:33

    RIP little ones and mother. Once again, a played out scene from a movie.

  • Kyle - 2012-01-18 14:34

    This frigging P@ss's me off!!! Why the children!?

  • alex.vorster1 - 2012-01-18 14:38

    so sad and unnecessary

  • DayanGovender - 2012-01-18 14:40

    What is happening to the men of this world????

  • anthonyangiev - 2012-01-18 14:41

    Typical. Brutally stabs his poor children and wife and takes the easy way out by drinking poison. Why not stab yourself to death as well?

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-18 14:56

    WTF is wrong with people in this country????

  • william - 2012-01-18 14:59

    why did those young kids have to die because of that mad father? GOD WILL ONLY KNOW!!!!

  • Tokollo - 2012-01-18 15:03

    What a coward.The effects of a low Emotional Intelligence. What kind of a man wipes out his family.

  • Michelle - 2012-01-18 15:13

    Cowards and monsters kill their kids and wives!! What does Tutu have to say now??

      Tyron - 2012-01-18 15:56

      he is no monster, im sure he will get a chance to be a saint

  • Gaby - 2012-01-18 15:24

    It is clear to me that stress levels in SA are out of control. I wonder if suicide rates are also up.

      Juan - 2012-01-18 17:01

      And clearly self inflicted

  • Buti - 2012-01-18 15:24

    This man no paradise for him in the hereafter. Hellfire is where he belong.

  • Schmee - 2012-01-18 15:28

    And another one! :( Clearly too many men think that the women and children are their property.

  • Chris - 2012-01-18 15:33

    "If you are unhappy, don't kill children and a woman and turn your unhappiness into a terrible thing." Yes, rather just kill yourself, right?

      Nik - 2012-01-18 17:35

      How many people would do that if it was made easy?

  • Pieter - 2012-01-18 15:34

    And seeiing your misdirected articles, which belong in the Sowetan, shall you not rename your newspaper to the Newetan, rather?

      meredith.r.pollock - 2012-01-18 17:34

      Pieter news is news regardless where it happens, & regardless of race etc etc... Stop trying to be a smart ass!!!! News24 is exactly that NEWS...

      John - 2012-01-18 22:59

      umm... you lost your rock??

  • Perfume5 - 2012-01-18 15:56

    Why do these cowards always have to take the lives of others.

  • phumlanii - 2012-01-18 15:57

    I wonder what the police are going to investigate? There is no one alive yet they still want to investigate.

      Sean - 2012-01-19 00:21

      Obviously they have to investigate !

  • Henning - 2012-01-18 16:18

    this truly is disturbing news...where were the witnesses when the murders took place??

  • Karena - 2012-01-18 16:21

    everyday there is another gruesome family murder what is going on, why is relationships becoming impossible to live with, why are we hating each other if we loved each other before surely we can forgive, god bless those babies and there mom, heaven knows my heart breaks every time i read a story like this, society has become our won worst enemy , god bless our world because we could sure all use some love kindness and tender nous.....

  • Julie - 2012-01-18 16:26

    Tutu has far too much to say lately!

  • avhapfani.nekhumbe - 2012-01-18 16:29

    He is a monster he derseve a life sentence.

  • Amien - 2012-01-18 16:43

    why why why like Kotze again take innocent lives ???

  • Jackky - 2012-01-18 16:59


  • Mona - 2012-01-18 17:01

    What is going another man killing his family and himself!

  • Kala - 2012-01-18 17:02

    Why can't these idiots first shoot themselves and then the rest of the family.

      Nyiko Ngobeni - 2012-01-18 18:30

      If he shot himself first he can't shoot the others, not so?

      Abisali - 2012-01-18 20:14

      Nyiko: I think you missed Kala's point. (as that was EXACTLY it) DUH!!!!!

      Hector - 2012-01-19 07:48

      @ Nyiko ....... Wait for it ........... Wait for it ........ Now slap your forehead and go DOH !!! helllllo

  • meredith.r.pollock - 2012-01-18 17:32

    Bloody coward, thank God he is burning in eternal flames in hell, his punishment is lasting an eternity...

  • padayachee - 2012-01-18 17:57

    Ag there is another one!!! I'm starting to get immune to this kind of news!! No comment!

  • Sylvia - 2012-01-18 17:58

    Shockingly tragic story, but really, "Man Wipes out family." Who thought up that headline?

  • sonwabile.nomnganga - 2012-01-18 18:34

    it is easier to judge until it happens to you. it is ease when u r still in the good side of life until such a point whereby things hit hard on you. the man had lost his mind hence his actions. he was not in the right senses hence he did not act properly

  • phillip.havenga - 2012-01-18 18:51

    Disgusting, there is no excuse for taking the lives of innocents.

  • mario - 2012-01-18 19:12

    Another monster. But ask Tutu - he knows about children of "God".

  • justin.k.lavelle - 2012-01-18 19:15

    WTF is going on in the North?

  • Mel - 2012-01-18 19:55

    Ladies if you are going to leave your man and he is an agro and aggressive type....DO NOT TELL HIM OF YOUR INTENTIONS BEFOREHAND..Just leave when he is not around and use a third party for communicating re the legal stuff etc..Be careful and use your intuition.

  • Abisali - 2012-01-18 20:12


  • Fiona - 2012-01-18 22:06

    There is far too much of this "taking everyone out". This most heinous act of egotistical desperation should not be even the remotest option in anyone's mind, no matter what the provocation. What right do you have to deny a woman or your own children their lives just because you are feeling abandoned? But I will comment that the big difference in this case (inexcusable as it is) is that it appeared to be an act of un-pre-meditated passion and then the man killed himself too, presumably in remorse. By contrast, Kotze took plenty of time to think about what he was planning to do - torture as well as murder - and then still decided to do it, and he coerced or enrolled others to help him in his dirty work and then ran away to try to save his own skin. All the difference in the world.

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  • Phil - 2012-01-19 07:25

    Another day another horror in SA.

  • Hangwani - 2012-01-19 07:39

    The guy is not a monster according to Tutu, he should be forgiven. lolest

  • Perfume5 - 2012-01-19 08:08

    Comments are being deleted.....let me try posting my comment again "why the need to kill the entire family, he should of ended his own life, coward"!! Stop deleting our comments NEWS24 moderators.

  • Christopher - 2012-01-19 08:41

    Hope you rot in hell for eternity you coward.

  • Anthony - 2012-01-19 09:23


  • Gavin - 2012-01-19 09:26

    Why is is that people nowadays seem to feel that if you have a fight at home, you must murder your family and then eat the end of your gun ??? How can you toss aside the love you have for your family so quickly and then off yourself ?? This needs to stop ! Society as whole needs to pull its collective head out of its oxygen supply. If you have a disagreement and it gets out of control - call a neutral family friend to come and arbitrate or phone lifeline. Family murder/suicide is just not the option to go for.

      ArchAngel - 2012-01-19 11:05

      @GAVIN: what gun? READ THE ARTICLE PLEASE!! Maybe if the wife had had a gun she could have shot this now deceased swine BEFORE he had a chance to practice his sushi skills on them with a blunt bread knife. Maybe, if she had a gun, she and her children would still be alive today. MAYBE if she had a gun the headlines would have read: BRAVE MOTHER ARMED WITH HANDGUN SAVES FAMILY BY SHOOTING DEAD CRAZED KNIFE-MAN!! If ever there was an argument for the need for law abiding citizens to be armed this would be a prime example.

  • Peter - 2012-01-19 10:35

    I am just glad the d@@s killed himself with poison. At least he suffered. Poor kids and lady, RIP.

  • Paul - 2012-01-19 10:57

    Just kill yourself wanker !!!

  • princessmeekah.abrahamswindsor - 2012-01-19 11:01

    why so many dislikes on the comments thats of the innocent lives that was taken?? The mother and kids did not deserve to die this way..he had no right to take ther lives.

  • Deon - 2012-01-19 11:19

    This is sad. Luckily there are many good people around that does not make the news. Nothing sells so well as bad news.