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A 48-year-old woman identified as Duduzile Siphiwe was found dead in her home in Atteridgeville, near Pretoria, after she was stabbed in the early hours of Sunday morning by her husband and the father of her children.

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela said it is believed that the woman was stabbed by her 57-year-old husband who also allegedly stabbed their 21-year-old daughter with a knife.

“She has been admitted to the Brits Hospital,” Makhubela said.

According to police, the man identified as Thulani   Siphiwe, fled with their eight-year-old son, but later handed the child over to a family friend.

“The suspect had told the family friend that he will be handing himself over to police, but he has not done that yet,” Makhubela added.

The couple has been married for 23 years and were blessed with two kids.

A manhunt is currently underway by the police to arrest Thulani and bring him to justice.

Police have also urged the public to help should they have any information on the whereabouts of Thulani.