Germiston man kills his 3 children and himself

2018-06-05 17:28
PHOTO: Getty Images

PHOTO: Getty Images

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

“Lord, please hold my hand tightly tonight.”

These were the last words a father from Elsburg, near Germiston in Gauteng, wrote on Facebook before shooting his three children and then himself.

Police officers from the Elsburg police station in Germiston were called to the gruesome murder scene in Elsburg on Tuesday morning.

According to Captain André de Jager, Johan Brody (64) first shot his two daughters, Ounooi (35) and Tanya (37). Johan then called his son, Dawid (38), who’d lived with his wife in an outside room on the property, and shot him as well before turning the gun on himself.

Captain De Jager says a murder and suicide dossier had been opened, but that the motive for the murders are still unknown.

Leonora de Jesus, a friend of the Brodys, told YOU that Johan had lost his job about three weeks ago when the company he’d been working for was liquidated.

“They told him to take his stuff and go home,” she says.

“He and his children lived a simple life. His children definitely looked up to him.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Reporting Accountant

Cape Town
Network Finance Professional / Prudential
R310 000.00 - R360 000.00 Per Year

SQL Reporter

Cape Town
Communicate Cape Town IT
R10 000.00 - R12 000.00 Per Month

Cluster Financial Manager

Cape Town
Network Finance
R950 000.00 - R1 000 000.00 Per Year

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.