Son, 16, discovered nightmare scene of mom and 5 children killed with axe near Coffee Bay

The shack where the slain 42-year-old mother and five children were found killed.
The shack where the slain 42-year-old mother and five children were found killed.
Image: Ziyanda Zweni

The 16-year-old first-born son of the woman slain along with her other children in Kwaaiman near Ellitodale and Coffee Bay on Tuesday night was the first to discover their bodies.

Nomzamo Mhlanti, 42, was found dead in her shack with five of her children. Police and searching for her husband.
Nomzamo Mhlanti, 42, was found dead in her shack with five of her children. Police and searching for her husband.
Image: SUPLIED

Distraught family members confirmed this to DispatchLIVE at Sidebakweni village on Thursday morning.

The 42-year-old mother and her five children, including an infant, were killed in their home. Police said they had found an axe, which is believed to have been the murder weapon, on the scene. The woman's husband is still missing and wanted for questioning for police.

DispatchLIVE understands three of the five children were fathered by the husband. Relatives, who said the family had been living in fear of the missing man, said they had no means of burying the victims.

The teenage son who discovered the bodies remains deeply traumatised, they said.

This is a developing story.

DispatchLIVE


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