Man murdered his mother arrested in Burgersfort


By Agreement Mabunda

POLOKWANE – The Provincial Commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has lauded the strong partnership with the community, which played a crucial role in the successful arrest of a 37-year-old suspect responsible for the brutal murder of his mother in Mecklenburg under Sekhukhune District on 19 November 2023.

The suspect was apprehended in Burgersfort after community members spotted him walking along the road. They then effected a citizen’s arrest and immediately summoned the police.

The suspect has been on the run after he allegedly assaulted his mother, (77), to death at their house in Ga-Mampa Village.

According to the reports, the suspect arrived home at about 2:00 and played music at a high volume. The elderly woman tried to reprimand him, but he became aggressive and started physically attacking her.

The woman’s grandson tried to intervene but he was also assaulted and that’s when he ran to the neighbours for assistance. Police were summoned to the scene and upon arrival, they found the victim lying unconsciously on the floor and heavily bleeding.

The victim also sustained injuries throughout her body. She was certified dead on the scene.

“The community’s decisive action in apprehending the murder suspect is commendable. Their courage and co-operation underscore the importance of collective efforts in maintaining public safety, “concluded Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe.

The suspect will appear before Praktiseer Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 23 November 2023 facing a charge of murder.

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