“Lord‚ please hold my hand firmly tonight‚” the former train driver wrote in Afrikaans on Monday. That was his last post on facebook before he committed the sin.
Hours before a Germiston father allegedly shot and killed his three children – then turned the gun on himself – he took to his Facebook page where he begged God to help him.
One of his social media friends had reached out after his final ambiguous post‚ offering help‚ but it was too late.
“I will pray for you… contact me… I know an organisation could maybe help you. Where do you live?” the person wrote.
Captain Lesetje Mathobela said police were summoned to the scene in Elsburg shortly after 2.30am on Tuesday morning after a neighbour heard numerous gunshots.
“The son had been shot in the corridor of the house while the two daughters were shot while they were in bed‚” Mathobela said.
He is not being named until his next-of-kin have been informed of the tragedy. His three children were in their 30s.
Police have not found a suicide note on the scene.
Source: Times Live