A man has killed his four children, by driving nails through their heads and necks, after suspecting their mother, Sylvia Monyela, of cheating on him.
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The fourth suffered different fate from his siblings as his head was smashed.
The children are Katlego, 9; Joyce, 7; Tshepo, 5; and Adel, 3. They were found dead at two separate locations in GaPhasha-Selatole village outside Burgersfort in Limpopo, South Africa on Tuesday.
A report says the man took the children from their school bus before gruesomely murdering them and sending his relative, Nkwane Phasha, the location of their remains via an SMS.
Phasha said he found the bodies placed at one spot in a trench not far from their house. He added that Adel’s body was found near the mountain near her great-grandmother’s home.
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Phasha said the suspect told him that he killed the children to keep them safe from their “cheating and irresponsible” mother.
Sowetan reports that a few hours before the murders took place, the suspect posted a status on social media, accusing his girlfriend of 10 years of cheating and named the man he claimed she was involved with.
Police spokesman, Motlafela Mojapelo said the 52-year-old father was arrested for murders on Tuesday night.
Experts in South Africa have expressed worry over the rising number of murder of children by their own parents or relatives across he country.