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A 29-year-old South African man, Molefe Mojutu, allegedly killed his own child as well as his girlfriend’s two children before committing suicide in his own home on Tuesday, May 28.

Neighbors discovered the bodies of the three children. Witnesses say they recalled seeing the man on Tuesday morning and called the police since they saw him behaving suspiciously, when entering his Soshanguve home.

Police spokesperson, Captain Kay Makhubele said Mojutu had gone to his girlfriend’s house where he collected the children, aged 11, 3 and 2 pretending that he was taking them to school and crèche.

“But he didn’t do so; he went straight to his house with the children. His neighbors then saw him locking himself with the children inside his house and became suspicious of his behavior,” said Makhubele.

“After some time, neighbors went and knocked at his door, he didn’t respond. They then broke down the door and made the gruesome discovery of four-bodies hanging inside the house. They quickly informed the police,” Makhubele said.

Police swiftly responded to the scene where three children, Thabang (11), Amogelang (3), Lebogang (2) and the man were confirmed dead.

Makhubele confirmed it is murder case and an inquest docket were opened.

“There is no way such children at their age can hang themselves. They were killed hence we opened a murder case,” said Makhubele.

The man was the biological father of the two-year-old.