A father from Wyebank, South Africa was arrested on Wednesday, September 4 after he was accused of murdering his young children by hanging them in his house.
A 44-year-old man named Subusiso Mpungose was the biological father to two boys and one girl while a step-father to another girl. He killed all of them by hanging on Tuesday, September 3. The dead bodies of a four-year-old son Kuhlekonke, six-year-old daughter Khwezi, and 10-year-old son Sphesihile were found on their house around 2.30 p.m on Tuesday. While the body of a 16-year-old step-daughter Ayakha Jikane was found sometime later in the nearby woods.
How were the murders executed?
The abhorrent father got furious when his 42-year-old wife Xolisile provided him divorce papers. Mpungose thought of executing this horrible act after Xolisile leaves for her daily work. He then brought all his kids from childcare and school to their marital home. After bringing them to home, he requested the elder of them to get to the nearby shop and brought some snacks. Soon the eldest left the house; it was a nightmare for remaining two kids. Mpungose used their school belts to hang them on a burglar bar on the window. When the 10-year-old son returned, he also received a similar nasty death.
By some means of conspiracy, he called his step-daughter out of her school, took to the nearby woods and hung her there.
How this ghastly murders came into understanding?
The mother, Xolisile, noticed an unusual activity happening between the home and her children’s school through her cab app. She immediately informed the local police and took them with her to the home. Surprisingly, the locks in the house have been reformed. The police broke into the house and witnessed the appalling scene. When the mother didn’t see her daughter from a previous marriage, she immediately told the police to form a search party in finding her. Few pals from school told the search party that they had seen Ayakha leaving with her father and then sometime later, the search party found the body of Ayakha hanging by the tree in her school uniform.
The father currently is held under custody after he was arrested by officials on September 4 while he was on the run. He is charged with the four counts of murder.