Mentally disturbed uncle commits suicide after hacking nephew (1), niece (2) to death - mother critical
A mentally disturbed man from Boboyi in Port Shepstone, Wiseman Siphamandla Smith (20), allegedly went on the rampage on Sunday morning at about 07:00 and hacked his sister's two-year-old daughter, Syamthanda Precious Smith and his brother's year old son, Thobane Khwane to death and seriously wounded his mother who is in a critical condition in hospital. All the victims sustained head injuries.
It is alleged that Wiseman Siphamandla Smith ran off to the N2 Main Harding Road where he flung himself into a passing motor vehicle and was fatally injured. The Port Shepstone SAPS has registered two counts of murder, one of attempted murder and an inquest for investigation. It has been established that Smith was on medication for a mental disorder. The bodies of the deceased have been removed to the Port Shepstone State mortuary.
The cases are being investigated by Lieutenant Colonel Amos Skhosana of the Port Shepstone SAPS Detective Service.