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Manhunt launched for the man who allegedly murdered his four children

POLOKWANE – The police in Mecklenburg outside Burgersfort have launched a manhunt for a 52-year-old suspect who allegedly killed his four children at ga-Pasha village. The bodies of the children were found at two different locations in the area.

The suspect allegedly informed a neighbour this morning, Tuesday 18 February 2020, about the murders and also indicated to him the places where the bodies were. The police were then informed and on arrival, the lifeless bodies of three children aged 09, 07 and 05 were found in the nearby bushes and that of a 3 year old was found next to the local mountain, at about 3 kilometres from the first scene.

Preliminary police investigations indicate that the suspect stopped the vehicle transporting the kids from school yesterday afternoon, Monday 17 February 2020 at about 15:30. The driver, who apparently knows the father, stopped and let the kids go with their father.

Three of the children were found with stab wounds. The youngest was found with open wounds.

The children were identified as follows:

Katlego Pasha, 09 year old boy

Joyce Pasha, 07 year old girl

Tshepo Phasha, 05 year old girl

Adel Phasha, 03 year old boy.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, who also visited the scene has condemned this incident in the strongest possible terms, more so as it was allegedly perpetrated by someone who was supposed to protect these victims.

The motive for this brutal murder is not known at this stage. Four counts murder have been opened and Police investigations are continuing.

Source: South African Police Service