KaBokweni man to appear in court for mother’s  murder

 According to a police report, the suspect, his wife and another woman, believed to be his friend had a heated argument and the mother tried to calm the situation.

Mpumalanga police arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the murder of his 59-year-old mother.

The crime happened in KaBokweni  on June 10.

According to a police report, the suspect, his wife and another woman, believed to be his friend, had a heated argument.

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“The argument between the three escalated and the suspect’s mother, who was in another room with her other children, heard the commotion and sought to intervene.

She tried to calm the situation, but her son who had a firearm with him, fired a shot which struck his mother,” said Brig Leonard Hlathi, spokesperson for the police.

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“The victim’s daughter quickly went out of the house to find out what was happening and she found her mother lying on the ground. The victim was immediately rushed to hospital but sadly,  certified dead on arrival,” added Hlathi.

The matter was reported to KaBokweni police. A case of murder was opened.

The suspect was arrested on June 11.

He was in possession of an unlicensed firearm as well as ammunition.

The suspect is expected to appear in the KaBokweni Magistrate’s Court tomorrow on charges of murder, possession of a firearm and ammunition without a license, as well as defeating the ends of justice.

Gen Mondli Zuma, the provincial police commissioner, has in the strongest terms condemned the shooting.

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