A man has stabbed his wife and son to death, after which he hanged himself. The police said they received a report that a man had hanged himself, which made them rush to the scene. Having cited the man, the police team moved to the deceased’s rental house where they were confronted with the lifeless bodies of the 23-year-old woman and her two-year-old son. The incident happened Mankweng, in Limpopo, South Africa.
Provincial police spokesperson Captain Mohlaka Mashiane said: "The police and emergency services were called and, on their arrival, he was certified dead".
"Further investigations led the police to his rental house where they made a gruesome discovery."
Mashiane said the bodies of the girlfriend and the toddler were found in a pool of blood. They had multiple stab wounds.
"The police condemn any act of violence perpetrated against women and children and we urge everybody experiencing family problems to consult relevant authorities for assistance," Mashiane said.