A 29-year-old Soweto mother and two of her children were allegedly stabbed to death by her husband while their four-year-old daughter was hospitalized after the attack.
A 64-year-old suspect is below Police stand guard at a Gauteng hospital after he allegedly tried to kill himself after the attack in Diepkloof, Soweto, on Thursday night.
Police spokeswoman Mavela Masondo said the man allegedly tried to kill himself after the incident earlier hang The police arrived at the scene.
“Police were called to a report of domestic violence in Diepkloof on Thursday evening. Upon arrival, police found a woman and three girls with stab wounds to their upper bodies,” Masondo said.
He said the mother and two girls, ages one year and six, were found dead at the scene.
“The third girl, aged four, was taken to the hospital for medical treatment,” Masondo said.
He said the suspect is the victim’s husband and father of the children.
“The suspect was arrested and taken to hospital after suffering injuries from the alleged suicide attempt. He was charged with murder and attempted murder,” Masondo said.
He said the man will appear in court after being discharged from the hospital.
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