South African man hangs his three children, step daughter to spite wife

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A man from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa accused of hanging his three biological children and his stepdaughter, has been arrested by police.Three of the children, Siphesihle, Khwezi and Kuhlekonke Mpungose, aged 4, 6 and 10, were found hanging, by their mother, at their Wyebank home on Tuesday afternoon.

16-year-old Grade 11 Pinetown Girls’ High school pupil Ayakha Jiyane, a daughter from his wife’s previous relationship, was found hanging in bushes in New Germany, west of Durban, at about 2.30pm on Tuesday night.

“The children were fetched by their father at school during the day. A 16-year-old girl was also last seen with her father after he fetched her from school in Durban. A search was conducted around 9pm Tuesday. Her body was found hanging in the bushes,” said Police spokesman Col Thembeka Mbele.

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