A man from Durban, South Africa, was hanged by his four sons as they were preparing to go to school, in retaliation for their mother after a court decision to divorce them.

The police revealed that they found the bodies of the three children hanged inside the house, after receiving a communication from their mother.

Sibusiso Mpongozi, 44, waited for 42-year-old ex-wife Xoliseli to leave for work.Then he took three of his four-to-10-year-olds in school clothes home and hung them with their school belts to death.

He then circumvented the fourth daughter, his 16-year-old daughter, to take her from school, then hanged her and hung her body on a tree, and tried to commit suicide but was arrested.