A 33-year-old man strangled his son and then hanged himself at Letlhabile, near Brits North West, police said yesterday.
Police spokesman Captain Adele Myburgh said the bodies of Daniel Tshabalala and his one-year-old son Karabo Sevana were found among bushes at Rietgat on Monday.
"Tshabalala was found hanging from a tree, while his son was found lying dead about 800 metres away from him," Myburgh said.
She said the father and son had been reported missing from their Letlhabile home on Friday. - Sapa