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Dad held after twins found dead

Crime & Courts

Cape Town – Western Cape police have arrested a father after the discovery of the bodies of his three-year-old twins.

“The circumstances surrounding the death of the twins, a boy and a girl, are being investigated after their bodies were discovered by their mother at the holiday residence of their father in Princess Road, Hout Bay yesterday (on Thursday),” police spokesperson André Traut said.

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The bodies of three-year-old twins were found by their mother at the holiday residence of their father in Princess Road, Hout Bay. Picture: Supplied

“At her arrival, the 48-year-old father fled the scene in the mother’s vehicle but was later arrested in Wynberg. Once charged, he is due to make a court appearance in Wynberg on two charges of murder and theft of a motor vehicle. The exact cause of their death is yet to be determined.” 

According to sources the twins were apparently strangled to death.

The mother made the grim discovery on Thursday afternoon.

Cape Argus

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