Four people were found dead in their home in Ikageng near Potchefstroom, in the North West.
Lieutenant-Colonel Amanda Funani said that a 46-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman and two young children’s bodies were found on Monday.
“According to information available at this stage, reports suggest that the 46-year-old husband had an argument with his wife last night [Monday] before they went to bed. The husband allegedly went to the children’s bedroom where he took the two boys, then instructed his 13-year-old stepdaughter to go and search for her mother in the township.”
When the girl returned, she discovered the 46-year-old man hanging from the roof. She then went to notify a neighbour. Police then discovered three other bodies.
“Subsequent to the incident, police are investigating three counts of murder and an inquest. The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage,” Funani said.