Two-year-old from KZN discovers his father’s body after he hung himself – just a month after mother also committed suicide

2017-09-14 18:25
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A two-year-old boy discovered his father’s dead body in his bedroom on Wednesday. The deceased father had allegedly hung himself.

The incident happened in Adams Way, Lotusville, Veralum in KwaZulu-Natal.

According to a Facebook post shared by Reaction Unit South Africa the child had called his grandfather after attempting to wake his father.

 “When the grandfather entered the room he found his son had hung himself from the burglar guard with a piece of materiel. Medics assessed the man and pronounced him deceased.

"The father of two was last seen by his family last night [Teusday] at approximately 22:00 when he went to bed,” read the post.

According to reports the deceased had been struggling with depression since his wife took her life about a month ago. Both of the couple’s children apparently came across their mother’s body in the bathroom.

Sympathy for the children poured in on social media.

Police spokesperson Col. Thulani Zwane has confirmed the tragic incident.

“A 27-year-old man was found dead, hanging from a scarf. An official post mortem is underway and the circumstances surrounding his death are being investigated.” 

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