His wife pleaded with him to come home, but he chose to stay with his makhwapheni instead. And while he was lying warm in his lover’s bed, a horror tragedy was taking place. He came home to find that his two children and his wife were dead.
His heartbroken wife of five years had apparently killed not only their two kids, but also herself by throwing herself in front of a speeding car. The bodies of the children were found by their father, Isaac Kwangari, when he came home to his house in Extension 2 in Wesselton near Ermelo, Mpumalanga on Wednesday morning.
Eight-month-old Dignity and her four-year-old sister, Sherlyn, had been beaten to death with a hammer. Isaac, a 28-year-old Zimbabwean national from Wesselton near Ermelo in Mpumalanga, told cops he had spent the night with his makhwapheni, despite his wife begging him to return home. He came home on Wednesday at about 6.45am.
Sergeant Gerald Sedibe of the cops told media : “His wife, Talent Muchara (26), was not home but his two kids were still neatly tucked in bed, seeming to be fast asleep. “Then he noticed the bloodied hammer lying on the floor. He rushed to the kids on the bed and opened the blankets. He discovered that the kids were dead, both from serious head wounds.”
It seemed the kids were attacked in their sleep and were neatly covered with blankets. Isaac alerted the cops, who arrived to find neighbours already gathered in the yard. But then, just 60 metres away, the body of a woman was discovered next to the N11 highway. Cops took Isaac to the scene and he identified the dead woman as Talent, the mother of his murdered kids.
“It is suspected the woman walked into an oncoming car and was killed in a hit-and-run incident,” said Sedibe.
“Two cases of murder and one of culpable homicide are being investigated.”
A neighbour who did not want to be named said the nyatsi was not Isaac’s first and he had allegedly cheated on Talent ever since bringing her to Mzansi four years ago. “This woman has had to deal with one nyatsi after another, and her husband did not bother to hide his cheating ways,” she said.
“Talent always felt that he brought her to South Africa just to humiliate her. She wanted to go back to Zimbabwe many times, but he refused to give her the money.”
Yesterday both Isaac and his nyatsi were detained by the Ermelo cops to be questioned.