A 2-year-old boy discovered the body of his 27-year-old dad who committed suicide this morning on Adams Road In Lotusville in Verulam.
Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene after the child informed his grandfather that he was attempting to wake up his dad without success.
When the grandfather entered the room he found his son had hung himself from the burglar guard with a piece of material.
Medics assessed the man and pronounced him deceased.
The father of two was last seen by his family last night at approximately 22h00 when he went to bed.
It is alleged that the deceased was battling with depression after his wife had committed suicide at their home a month ago after a mother in law and daughter in law dispute over the cleanliness of kitchen cupboards.
Her body was also discovered by their 2 and 5 year old sons hanging in a bathroom.
Credit: Reaction Unit SA