JOHANNESBURG – A woman and her three young children, including a nine-month baby, were found dead with their throats slit in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng police said on Friday.
Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng said neighbours, who had not seen the family for days, made the gruesome discovery when they broke down the door of the home on Thursday.
#sapsGP On 7/04 at about 08:00 a woman & her 3 children ( 11, 7 & 9 months) were murdered in Tsakane, allegedly by her husband, who fled SD
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“The neighbours had last seen the family on Sunday and became worried by Thursday when they could not reach them. They forced their entry into the house and found the mother and the three girls, aged seven, nine and 11 months lying dead in the house. Their throats had been slit,” said Mofokeng.
Investigators are looking for the woman’s husband who has also not been seen for days.
“We do not know where the husband is. Neighbours indicated they had not seen the family since the weekend. We are looking for him to help us solve this case and urge appeal him to contact the police,” Mofokeng said.