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Durban dad kills his 3 children in cold blood, 4th child found hanging in tree

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Durban – Durban police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly killed his three children and stepdaughter on Tuesday.

The grim discovery of  the 16-year-old girl was made in a bush in New Germany, west of Durban where she was found hanging from a tree late on Tuesday night.

Earlier in the day the body of her siblings, aged four, six and 10 were found hanging in their home in Wyebank.

The mother was left reeling last night when police broke the sad news to her.

It is suspected that her husband, who she is in the process of divorcing, killed the three children she had with him, and abducted her teenage daughter from a previous relationship from school. 

Police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said: “The 16 years-old-girl was also last seen with her father after fetching her from school in Durban. A search was also conducted and her body was found hanging in the bushes in New Germany.  Police are still searching for the suspect. A Murder case has been opened in Pinetown”.

The children’s mother, a teacher, left her Wyebank home for work in the morning, with her husband saying he was going to find another place to live.

On her way to work she stopped at the police station to report an argument they had had the night before.

She told the officers the argument had been “intense” and, suspecting something “bad” might happen, she needed to alert the police.

Later, while shopping for new padlocks, she received a call from her children’s school, saying that their father had come to fetch them.

The school called her because the children had always used school transport and had never been fetched by their parents.

The woman rushed to the school, but the children had already gone. She then drove back to the police station and asked officers to accompany her.

A neighbour said she received a call from the mother around 3pm, asking her to check if her children were at home.

The neighbour saw the children getting into the house and then heard loud music being played.

The gate was locked and the neighbour, unable to get into the house, called the mother and updated her on the developments.

A few minutes later the mother arrived with the police, who broke the lock on the gate and got in.

They found two children murdered in one room and the third in another room.

The youngest was 4 years old and in crèche while the others were in grades R (6 years) and 5 (10 years).

The mother then rushed to fetch her eldest child from school, but was told on arrival that her stepfather had already fetched her.

Neighbour Cheryl Govender said she was devastated by the incident.

“We are shell-shocked and devastated by this incident,” she said.

A neighbour who would not be named said the incident had shocked her.

“Her children used to travel with my grandkids to school,” she said.

The neighbours described the husband as a quiet person who was polite, and the couple seemed to be in a loving relationship.

The man is yet to be arrested.

Source: Daily News

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Look: 4 critically injured in tanker and bus crash on N3

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Four people have been injured and multiple others injured when a tanker truck, a bus and other vehicles were involved in a serious crash on N3 north just before the Hidcote off ramp in Mooi River.

Netcare 911’s Shawn Herbst said that paramedics responded to the accident scene at 15H42 on Monday afternoon.

“Netcare 911 with Nsele Ambulance Services Responded to a collision on the N3 Johannesburg bound in Hidcote KZN Midlands region.

Reports indicate that a bus, tanker and multiple cars were involved in a collision leaving four people critical and approximately fourty-four other patients with minor to serious injuries,” said Hersbt.

The fire and rescue services are currently on scene trying to extinguish the fire to determine if any deaths have occurred.

This is a developing story.

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Attorney Theasen Pillay found deceased in his Umhlanga Ridge apartment

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Durban – Lawyer Theasan Pillay, 47, from attorneys Theasan Pillay and Associates has been found dead in his apartment on Solstice road in Umhlanga Ridge on Friday morning.

Private security company, Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) reported that they received a call at 11h34 on Friday from a relative requesting assistance after he made the gruesome discovery.

Rusa officers and paramedics on arrival found Pillay in his bedroom.

He had suffered stab wounds to his arm and chest.

“It was established that Pillay left a suicide note at his offices in Umhlanga prior to leaving the premises this morning. His employees discovered the note and called him. During a telephonic conversation he assured them that he was fine and needed some time alone. They then informed his family and requested that they check on his well-being.

His brother proceeded to his apartment and gained access with a set of spare keys when he made the discovery,” said Rusa.

Pillay’s death is being investigated by the police and updates will be shared as soon as they become available.

This is a developing story.

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Leo Prinsloo guarded Kim Kardashian amongst other high profile people

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Pretoria – The hero guard, Leo Prinsloo, once served as a guard for former President Nelson Mandela, Prince Charles and even Kim Kardashian amongst high profile people, IOL has reported.

Deon Coetzee, MD of the Fortis Group said that Prinsloo has been in various security roles for more than 30 years now, with a 12 year career in the South African Police Special Task Force.

He had extensive training, including training with Abu Dhabi’s Anti-Terrorism unit.

In the SAPS Task Force, he was a head instructor of their lone operator training.

Prinsloo and Lloyd Mthombeni became a world topic when a video was shared on social media of them being shot at by robbers.

Coetzee said the two had been escorting a van that was transporting cellphones when they came under attack on the N4 freeway in Pretoria.

He said the modus operandi of criminals is to take out both the escort vehicle and the courier vehicle.

“In the video you see what was happening to the escort vehicle. Two vehicles with three criminals in each tried to take them and Leo took evasive action,” Coetzee said.

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“The guard in the passenger seat, Lloyd Mthombeni, was just four days on the job when the incident happened,” he said.

Dash cam footage of the incident was shared thousands of times and quickly went viral on social media. The public has hugely been amazed by the bravery exhibited by Prinsloo who managed to keep his cool as bullets rained on his van.

News agencies across the globe covered the incident showing Prinsloo’s daring escape from the robbers.

Death threats

Meanwhile, Prinsloo has been placed under police guard following death threats.

Coetzee said they have had to step up security around him following the threats.

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