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Sixty-four-year-old Soweto man arrested for the murder of his wife and daughters

DIEPKLOOF: Police in Johannesburg have confirmed an incident that happened in Diepkloof, Soweto where a 64-year-old man allegedly killed his wife, two children and attempted to kill the third child. This occurred in the evening of Thursday 12 May 2022. It is further alleged that the suspect attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself after the stabbing incident, he is currently in hospital under police guard.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) Spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo says, “Police were called to attend to a domestic violence complaint in Diepkloof on Thursday evening. On arrival, police found a woman and three girls with stabbed wounds on the upper body. The woman aged 29 and two girls, aged one year and six years, were certified dead at the scene while the third girl aged four years was taken to hospital for medical treatment.”

Lt Col Masondo further says, “The suspect who is reported to be the husband and father of the victims was arrested and taken to hospital after he sustained injuries from the alleged suicide attempt. He was charged with murder and attempted murder. The suspect will be taken to court as soon as he is discharged from hospital.”

About Constance van Niekerk

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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