Crime Watch: Will Fathers Killing Their Families Be The New Trend?


While we’re yet to fathom the motives of the Limpopo Father case, the Fanie du Preez case got many wondering what manner of father, and husband will kill his family because he was forced to do so. But with the recent case, many are worried that the next barbarous crime to trend in the country might just be fathers murdering those who ought to be the only thing they are ready and willing to give up their lives protecting.

Quite recently, we reported about one Fanie du Preez who claimed he was forced to kill his family by some Nigerian and Lebanese drug-lords. The man who was said to have shown no emotion or remorse for his murdered family, asked for bail (which was denied) to meaningfully mourn his family. He shot his 17-years-old daughter six times, fired three shots at his son, and killed his wife with two bullet wounds to the head.

And if you recall, much earlier this year, Lesiba Simon Kekana, a father from Limpopo allegedly killed his four children aged 13, 10, 6 and 4 by slitting their throats, and then tried to commit suicide by stabbing himself with a knife on the head.

Now, the Gauteng police is investigating the slaughter of two young children, allegedly by their father in Phomolong on the East Rand. The five-year-old girl and her two-year-old brother’s throats were cut apart with their mother stabbed and in hospital.

Police spokesperson, Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng confirming the event, recounted that the man, arrived at a house in Phomolong, took his two children indoors and slaughtered them with a knife. “The 5-year-old boy and the two year-old girl died instantly,” Mofokeng said. “He (the father) then left the kids and went to a nearby shebeen where he found their mother. He allegedly stabbed her on the upper body, the mother is in hospital.”

The man who ran away from the scene, tasking the police to hunt him was however, according to Gauteng police, found dead in Phomolong, Tembisa, today.

Captain Tshekiso Mofokeng who was at the scene where the man’s body was discovered this morning, said he cannot authenticate the man’s identity immediately at that point but promised that he will be providing more details and information later.


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