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Man kills his former wife before kidnapping his kids and shooting himself in front of them

By Mason White 1:43 PM October 14, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
Two young children were left traumatized after witnessing the death of their parents.

About 7:00 a.m., the man of Limpopo, South Africa, went to a village in Rustenburg, where his wife lived.

There, he found his wife living with her new boyfriend.
According to neighbors, the man began arguing with his former wife, who was the mother of his two children.

The boyfriend got involved and the former husband pulled a gun. “We saw him chasing her new man with his gun so we all ran for our lives. We heard three shots, and the woman fell to the ground,” said a neighbor.

“He wanted his former wife’s new boyfriend to get in the trunk of the car, but he refused. That’s when the father pulled his gun and started shooting,” Constable Elias Setati said.

The boyfriend was hit with a bullet but survived. However, the mother of his children died from gunshot wounds.

After the children watched their dad kill their mother, the father placed his 3-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter in his car and drove off.

He then pulled out his gun again and shot himself in the head, covering his kids with blood. Police found the car with the man’s body and his two young children inside.