A seven-year-old South African boy has been plunged into deep trauma after seeing his parents’ dead bodies.

According to Daily Sun South Africa, the boy came back home from playing with his friends and found his mother’s body on the floor. He also saw his father allegedly sitting on the bed and staring at the body.

The boy immediately ran out to the neighbour’s house, and returning hours later, things became different.

The mum’s body was this wrapped in a blanket but his dad was now hanging from the roof rafters.


Police officers inspecting the room where the couple was found dead.

Daily Sun SA reports that the shocking incident occurred at Newskom, near Mbombela in Mpumalanga, South Africa, last Wednesday.

Speaking about the incident, a neighbour said earlier the couple had been heard arguing loudly.

“They were making a lot of noise and you could hear that they were fighting.

“Because they always fought, we just ignored them. We couldn’t have known that this time it would go this far.”

Police spokeswoman Captain Jabu Ndubane said when cops arrived at the scene, they found the woman’s body had bruises.

Her husband was hanging from the roof rafters.

“We suspect that the husband wrapped his wife’s body in a blanket because he wanted to dump or hide it,” said Ndubane.

“But he couldn’t because his son walked in on him.”

Inquest and murder dockets have been opened and the child has been taken to a place of safety.