KZN father arrested for allegedly slitting his 2 children's throats

2016-06-01 12:14

Durban – A KwaZulu-Natal father is expected to appear in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for allegedly killing his two children, police said.

The 33-year-old had gone to his estranged girlfriend’s home in the Gudlintaba area of St Chads in Ladysmith around 20:00 on Monday, Lieutenant Colonel Shooz Magudulela said. 

He found the children - aged 4 and 6 - asleep and allegedly stabbed them in the neck and stomach before fleeing the scene.

"When the mother and grandmother returned from hiding, they found Bongukwenza Mlungiseni Mdladla, 4, and Thandiwe Lusanda Madladla, 6, dead."

According to the Ladysmith Gazette, the grandmother and the mother fled, leaving the children behind.

It was not clear what made the man slit the children’s throats and cut their stomachs open.

Magudulela said the father was arrested in Ladysmith on Tuesday and charged with two counts of murder.

KwaZulu-Natal acting provincial commissioner Major General Bhekinkosi Langa said it was sad when those who should protect and love their children, were charged with murder.

"We are pleased that the suspect was arrested and will now face the law."

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