A 28-year-old parolee arrested for allegedly stabbing his wife and children during a domestic row was found hanging in his cell at Makhado Correctional Centre, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.
“There is no foul play suspected at this stage, an inquest was opened and the police investigations are still continuing. The deceased appeared before the Waterval Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for murder and attempted murder,” spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said on Wednesday.
Kenneth Netsiongani, who was on parole after a 15-year sentence for murder in 2010, allegedly stabbed his wife, 25, and their two children aged three and five several times before fleeing the scene on Sunday.
His badly injured wife and children were immediately taken to hospital where the five-year-old Andani Ngholele succumbed to injuries.