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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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Watch: Teddy Mafia’s son-in-law targeted in Shallcross drive-by shooting

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Kesavan Isaac Naidoo, the son-in-law of slain alleged Durban drug boss “Teddy Mafia” has survived a brazen attempted assassination on Wednesday, his family confirmed.

The incident took place at about 10am in Shallcross, south of Durban.

Naidoo, 41, is the son-in-law of Yaganathan Pillay – also known as Teddy Mafia.

He was shot twice in a daylight hit on Table Mountain Drive. The incident was captured on CCTV.

“Isaac was shot in both legs and his driver was shot in the hand. Both of them survived. They’re in hospital,” he said.

Read also: Alleged Durban drug kingpin Teddy Mafia killed, suspects beheaded

Pillay said Naidoo was in the back seat while his wife was in the front. The shooting, seen in the footage, takes place moments after they open the doors of their vehicle to get out.

In the footage, a white vehicle can be seen driving along Table Mountain Drive before it is stopped, partially blocking the left hand side of the road. Thirteen seconds later, Naidoo’s vehicle, a white Toyota Fortuna, pulls up.

The back passenger door of the Fortuner is opened, but it is not clear from the footage who the person was who opened it or if they got out of the vehicle.

Naidoo’s wife is seen getting out of the front passenger side of the vehicle and walks towards the rear of the SUV.

Suddenly, four men alight from the stationary vehicle, three of them drawing firearms and running towards the Fortuner, firing multiple shots. The fourth man stands next to the white car.

As the bullets are fired, Naidoo’s driver accelerates and drives past the other vehicle. Naidoo is presumably in the vehicle as it speeds away, but this could not immediately be confirmed.

Pillay said Naidoo was doing “OK”.

Police have been approached for comment, and this story will be updated.

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Facebook Down, Instagram and WhatsApp also offline

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Facebook Down, Instagram and WhatsApp also offline

Facebook is currently experiencing an outage impacting its family of sites including WhatsApp and Instagram.

Most Facebook users are seeing an error message that says ‘This site can’t be reached.’ On Instagram, the error message shows as a 5xx Server Error message.

The outage is impacting users on both desktop and mobile.

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products,” Andy Stone, policy communications manager at Facebook, tweeted on Monday. “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

Facebook Messenger and Oculus are also experiencing outages.

The first reports on DownDetector.com started around 5pm.

According to The Verge, the issue is likely related to a DNS issue. When Slack experienced an outage last week, it was also related to DNS issues.

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Husband killed, wife critical as robbers open fire during Joburg home invasion

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A home invasion on Sunday night left a man dead and his wife fighting for her life after they were shot by robbers in Randpark, Johannesburg.

Emer-G-Med private emergency services paramedics found the man had sustained fatal gunshot wounds and he was declared dead.

His wife was also shot several times and was stabilised before being taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Reports from the scene indicated there were several armed assailants.

Police are investigating the incident.- TimesLIVE

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