Easter Monday was the day two-year-old Sasa Santu and her big sister, Koketso, four, were murdered. It is suspected their father, Keabetswe Tony Nyambe, strangled them to death, squeezing the life out of his little girls after a fall-out with their mother, Mbabiwabo Santu.
According to a close relative of Mbabiwabo, 27, the trouble started the previous night during the ‘Super Sunday with Franco’ music festival at Nyangabgwe Hill in Francistown. Mbabiwabo was selling hot dogs at the event, when Nyambe confronted his ex and an argument ensued. “It was over six months since they stopped dating. I don’t know what Tony was angry about,” said the family member, who did not want to be named.
It seems Nyambe, a taxi-driver in Ghetto, then sped away in his Honda Fit, almost crashing into a spectator in his haste to depart. He drove straight to Chadibe, some 25km away, where his children were sound asleep at their grandmother’s house when It was around 4am.
Much to the old woman’s bemusement and ignoring her questions, Nyambe is said to have woken his girls and ordered them to get into the car. He returned five hours later, Immediately when he stopped the car he burst into tears, getting inside the house. The old woman ran to the car to dress the children, as it was cold. She was met with their lifeless bodies and their legs and hands had turned white in colour.
In the commotion, as the granny screamed for help, Nyambe fled through the back door but was apprehended by neighbours as he desperately tried to jump the screen wall.
While waiting for the police, a tearful Nyambe allegedly confessed to strangling his babies.
Nyambe, 28 years old, himself met a grisly end, allegedly found dead in police cells on Tuesday morning having reportedly swallowed a potent cocktail of brake fluid and ARV pills. It is rumoured he was naked, apparently ripping off his clothes as the toxic potion devoured him from inside.
He was arrested and in an interview with the him, he indicated he had a misunderstanding with his ex-girlfriend. For now, we do not know how the children died as we are awaiting postmortem. Investigations are currently going on and we’ll bring you the updates once it gets to us, Stay tuned with us on creative-hiphop for more information.