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A woman has been found hanged from a tree about a kilometre from the shack where her four children were found dead in Skeerpoort, North West police said on Monday.
The bodies of the children aged three months, two, seven, and 10 were found by their father on Sunday, said Lieutenant-Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone.
He realised they were dead when they seemed to be sleeping for too long.
“The wife was found dead approximately one kilometre from Schaumburg late in the afternoon, hanging on the tree with a red cloth around her neck.”
Mokgwabone said the man last saw the children alive when he returned home on Saturday night.
“They were allegedly sleeping on the floor in the same room where their mother was sleeping with the baby on the bed.”
The motive for the killings was not known.