Father murders toddlers while mother runs errands


FRANCISTOWN: A man in his 30s is on the run after he allegedly murdered his children, aged three and 11 months.

The horrifying tragedy happened early on Saturday at Area 8 Monarch location. In addition, the deaths of the two minors, which left the residents of Monarch location in shock, came just a few days after another man in Maun killed his child. Francistown Police Station's acting commander, Assistant Superintendent Douglas Khumalo said they are on the hunt for the suspect who allegedly murdered his children, male and female. He explained the children were found by their mother, who was out running errands when the incident happened. Khumalo indicated that they are still on the lookout for the father of the children and urged anyone with information that could lead to his arrest to contact the police. He said investigations which are still at initial stages are ongoing. Unconfirmed reports state that the man allegedly sent his girlfriend and the mother of his children to the shops while he remained behind with the children and killed them.

The suspect allegedly slit the throats of his children with a bread knife and then covered them with a fleece blanket. Additional information obtained by The Monitor showed that the suspect was sent to Zimbabwe following his complaints about his health. Authorities reportedly didn't take the suspect seriously when he kept threatening to kill his girlfriend, children and himself after his trip to Zimbabwe. This culminated in the man claiming to be unwell on Saturday morning, the fateful day when he sent his girlfriend to buy chips. Upon her return home, she met her boyfriend and father to his children, uttering the words, "Nna ke tsamaya le bongwanake," meaning that he would leave the world of the living taking his children along with him. When the children's mother arrived home she found them motionless. Later on that day, the suspect was also reportedly seen passing a cattlepost near Obed Itani Stadium. Upon hearing the news, Monarch locals turned to social media to condemn the horrifying incidents and described the alleged murders as heartless and cold-blooded. Others joined the police in their efforts to find the father who is suspected to be responsible for the deaths of his innocent children.

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