The police in Mecklenburg outside Burgersfort, South Africa have reportedly launched a manhunt for a 52-year-old man identified as Senyatse Lucas Phasha, who murdered his 4 kids at ga-Pasha village, Polokwane.
According to reports, the bodies of the kids were found at two different locations in the area.
It was gathered that, the suspect told a neighbor in the early hours of Tuesday February 18, 2020, about the killings and also inform him the locations where the bodies were.
The police were alerted of the incident and on arrival, they found the lifeless bodies of three children aged 05, 07, and 09, in the nearby bushes and also found the body of a 3-year-old next to the local mountain, which is about 3 kilometers from the first scene.
Preliminary investigation by the police showed that the suspect stopped the car transporting the children from school on Monday February 17, 2020. The driver, who apparently knows the father, stopped and let the children go with their father.
It was further learnt that 3 of the kids were found with stab wounds while the youngest was found with open wounds. The children were identified as follows:
• Katlego Pasha, 9 year old boy
• Joyce Pasha, 7 year old girl
• Tshepo Phasha, 5 year old girl
• Adel Phasha, 3 year old boy.
According to an online reports, the man had taken to Facebook to accuse the children’s mother of cheating and infecting him with HIV. See his post below.
Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, the Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, who also visited the scene of the incident, has condemned act in the strongest possible terms, more so as it was perpetrated by someone who was supposed to protect these victims.
Four counts murder have been opened and the Police are still continuing investigations.