The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the police in Free State, Major General Modise strongly condemned the killing of two elderly women; one in E-Section Botshabelo and the other in Kagisanong both by their own sons.
On Friday 12 August 2022 the police received a complaint of murder at Masike Street Rocklands, Kagisanong near Bloemfontein at about 07:00. Upon arrival at the scene, the police were led to the room where the 65-year-old woman lifeless body was laying by the brother. The victim had visible multiple stab wounds on the head and body.
The complainant informed the police that the son to the deceased suspected to be using drugs and had asked money from the deceased to buy drugs however deceased told him that she doesn’t have money. The suspect got angry, went out of the house, came back with a piece of iron and stabbed the deceased with it several times. When he was done he turned to the complainant and also stabbed him on the chest. Fortunately the uncle survived but due to the fact that the suspect locked them inside the house they could not get help immediately. They received help the following morning.
The 28-year-old suspect was traced and arrested by police and he will appear in Bloemfontein Magistrate Court Monday 15 August 2022 on charges of Murder of his 65 year old mother and attempted murder of his uncle.
In a similar case, 42-year-old will appear for bail hearing on Monday 15 August 2022 in Botshabelo Magistrate Court for the Murder of his 71-year-old mother. He is alleged to have strangled his biological mother to death in E-Section Botshabelo on Sunday 7 August 2022 at about 10:15. He is also having track history of substance abuse.
Source: South African Police Service