Soweto Husband Tragically Kills Wife and Children, Attempted to Take His Own Life

Soweto Husband Tragically Kills Wife and Children, Attempted to Take His Own Life

  • A Soweto man tragically took the lives of his wife and two children on Thursday night and allegedly attempted to take his own life
  • One of the children survived the attack and police arrested the man when they responded to a complaint of domestic violence
  • The man has been taken into custody and was treated at the hospital for his injuries, he has been charged with murder and attempted murder

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SOWETO - A Soweto husband allegedly killed his wife and two children on Thursday night using a knife. He then allegedly tried to take his own life by hanging himself.

According to reports, he had also tried to kill a third child in Diepkloof. The 64-year-old suspect was taken into custody and charged with murder and attempted murder.

Crime, Soweto, murder, Police
A Soweto husband tragically killed his family on Thursday. Photo credit: South African Police Service
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Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo revealed that the suspect was arrested when the police responded to a domestic violence complaint on Thursday according to News24.

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The man is believed to be the husband and father of the children. According to the Daily Sun, he was taken to the hospital following his alleged failed suicide attempt.

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Earlier, Briefly News reported that two brothers were arrested after they allegedly killed their father who beat their dog to death. The 74-year-old father’s death is being investigated by members of the South African Police Service after he died from injuries at the St Elizabeth Hospital.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Kaya Matola-Mvanyashe said following the attack, the siblings fled to Mzizangwa.

According to police, the elderly man beat the dog because it ate chicken eggs and bit other pets. Matola-Mvanyashe said the brothers were arrested and charged with murder, News24 reported.

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In a separate incident, an elderly couple was robbed and assaulted in Alcock Road by two armed suspects. The 78-year-old woman was doing office work when two men entered the property through the sliding door.

According to a SAPS report shared on Facebook, one suspect had a firearm and the other a knife. She was assaulted and tied up with a cable tie while the suspects then ransacked the house. When her 80-year-old husband returned home, and he was also assaulted and tied up. The elderly man later managed to untie himself and alerted the neighbours. Several household items were stolen. Police urging residents to make sure that gates are locked.

Source: Briefly News

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