Yesterday, the 41-year-old man turned violent during an argument with his wife, allegedly stabbing the 33-year-old woman and their 11-year-old son during the altercation.
Police were called to the scene to negotiate with the man when he later threatened to throw his three-year-old child over the balcony.
After hours of unsuccessful negotiation by police, the man threw the child to the ground before jumping to his death.
The police’s Tsekiso Mofokeng says the three-year-old survived the fall and is in a critical condition.
“When the man threw the three-year-old boy from the sixth-floor balcony to the ground and he also jumped, he was declared dead on the scene. The woman, 33, and her boys are still in hospital and they are in a critical condition.”
In the one incident, a vehicle, Hyundai i20, Registration number: BH28CNGP were hijacked.
The driver of the car were taken as hostage in Randfontein, Gauteng. The hostage / victim was thrown out of the car at Waterfall in Midrand. In the other incident, a real hostage scenario / situation where a 3-year old was taken hostage in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.
So far one person has been stabbed and is in a stable condition. Spokesperson for Hillbrow Police Station Sergeant Mduduzi Zondo, confirmed that police were currently on scene.
The last report stated: "Hillbrow police are currently negotiating the release of a three-year-child who is being held hostage by an undisclosed number of perpetrators in Hillbrow.
It’s unknown if the 3-year old is a boy or a girl at this stage. Police Statement will be Released later.
At this stage we do not have any more information, but will update with a official report soon!
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