Limpopo High Court in Polokwane had on Tuesday found 37-year-old Lesiba Kekana guilty of slitting his four sons throats on the claim of their mother’s infidelity to him.
Kekana’s four sons Bokang Kekana, 13, Keneilwe, 10, Hlologelo, 6, and Lekgoledi, 4, died as result of a “sharp force neck trauma” and Kekana reportedly had their throats slitted with a kitchen knife after an argument with their mother, whom he accused of having extra marital affairs with other men.
When asked by the court about the horror murders, Kekana did not dispute allegations laid against him; instead, he went on to give reasons for his actions by saying that he was infuriated after he found a used condom in the house, which he said did not belong to him.
According to him, when he confronted his wife Lorraine about it, she admitted using it with another man
“She admitted, and told me that she had an affair with another man, we slept there and she asked me not to return to Moletlane,” Kekana claimed in his statement that was read by his legal representative.
The accused further stated that he had earlier before the tragic incident, quarreled with his wife who works in Gauteng over the same issue of extra marital affairs but her reply got him very angry.
“I got extremely angry that I resolved myself that I should kill myself … immediately after hanging [up] the phone Bokang Kekana came to where I was, I then thought what will happen to them … I then took a knife and cut Bokang …” Kekana said in a shocking admission of guilt.
After killing Bokang, the accused went on to look for the other children who were at that time asleep and unaware of what was happening and killed them also.
“I proceeded and found them sleeping … I found Keneilwe … I cut his throat and I immediately cut Lekgoledi’s throat, with motive of killing,” said Kekana is his graphic confession statement.
“I then cut my throat with intent to kill myself. Unfortunately I did not die, I took a rope, while I was busy I heard a knock on the door, and people came into my house,” said Kekana.
Judge Joseph Raulinga who was shocked at Kekana’s confession then said his confession tallies with the charges preferred against him. Hence he (Kekana) is “guilty as charged.”
Police record however, indicate that Kekana, who now awaits sentencing, has no previous conviction.