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Mthatha father allegedly kills daughters and son before turning gun on himself

Dec 18, 2018
Mthatha father allegedly kills daughters and son before turning gun on himself

Mthatha police are have opened an inquest docket for investigation after a 48-year-old man allegedly shot and killed his two young daughters and son before turning the gun on himself over the weekend.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena, the two girls were six and eight years old while the son was aged nine years old.

The incident happened on Sunday night at the man's Nortcrest home, in Mthatha.

Police investigating why Mthatha father killed daughters and son and himself

"All the bodies were discovered on Monday morning by one of the deceased's family member, who alerted the police," she said.

"The motive for the killing is unknown and their names will be withheld until their next of kin are informed."

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