The father who had been on the run since Tuesday after allegedly hanging his four children has been arrested. KwaZulu-Natal police said the 44-year-old man was arrested in KwaDabeka, west of Durban.
“He will face four counts of murder,” police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said. Ayakha Jiyane and her siblings; Kwezi, Siphesihle and Kuhlekonke Mpungose who have been described as warm and loving children were all found hanged on Tuesday.
It is alleged that the father picked up three of the children, aged four, six and 10, from school earlier in the day. He then allegedly hanged the children before going to pick up his wife’s oldest daughter from school.
It is alleged that after picking the children up, the man hung the three smaller children in the family home in Wybebank and then took the teenager to a bush near West Germany where she was hung from a tree.
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