Four Durban children murdered, police searching for father

Four Durban children murdered, police searching for father

On the back of nationwide calls for an end to violence against women and children, a horrific story is coming out of Durban's western suburbs.

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Steve Bhengu
Four children have been murdered and police are on the hunt for the suspect.

"We are still in the very early stages of the investigation. For now, we are looking for the father as part of the investigation," said Saps spokesperson Thembeka Mbele.

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Mbele says the bodies of two boys and a girl, aged 4, 6 and 10-years, were found inside their home in Wyebank yesterday afternoon.

They had been hanged.

She says their mother became worried after receiving a call from the school notifying her that the children's father, who also lives with them, had gone to fetch them.

Mbele says this was out of the ordinary.

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"She got suspicious and went to the police. They took police to the house and the children's bodies were discovered," said Mbele.

Police continued with their investigations and officers were led to a high school in Durban.

"The man allegedly took a 17-year-old girl. Officers then started looking for her. Her body was found after 10pm hanging in a tree in New Germany."

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Mbele says the man was the stepfather to the high school pupil.

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