Trial of father accused of slitting his sons' throats postponed

2016-04-25 18:13


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Polokwane - The trial of a Limpopo father who allegedly killed his four sons by slitting their throats was postponed in the Limpopo High Court on Monday.

Lesiba Kekana was scheduled to return to court on Tuesday.

The prosecution said it was involved in talks that could change the direction of the trial, and requested the postponement.

Kekana faces four charges of murder after he allegedly slashed open the throats of his children using a kitchen knife in September last year in Moletlane, Zebediela, outside Polokwane.

The crime sent shock waves though the country.

Kekana is alleged to have killed Bokang, 13, Keneilwe, 10, Hlologelo, 6, and Lekgoledi Kekana, 4, following a dispute with his wife.

Police alleged that after the brutal killing, Kekana attempted to commit suicide, but the rope he wanted to use to hang himself broke and he was rescued.

The boys were found dead in a pool of blood.

During the bail hearing, the court heard that Kekana had made previous attempts to kill his wife.

He remained behind bars.

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