Father kills his three children, turns gun on himself

2017-10-28 13:47


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Mqanduli – A 40-year-old man shot and killed his young children before turning his firearm on himself during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela, said the man had shot his two sons, aged 3 and 8, as well as his 1-year-old daughter, before turning the firearm on himself and killing himself.

Fatyela said the incident had occurred at around 02:30 on Saturday morning at Cawa village near Mqanduli.

“The motive for the killing is not known at this stage. Two firearms believed to be belonging to the deceased man were recovered and spent cartridges were picked from the scene,” he said.

Fatyela said cases of murder and an inquest docket had been opened.


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