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Police arrest mother for brutal murder of her wheelchair bound son (18)

A 48-year-old woman has been arrested after allegedly murdering her 18-year-old son by dismembering his head from the body. The shocking incident occurred in Leshikishiki village in Lebowakgomo policing area.

A report was lodged about the murder of a young man at around 13:00 on Friday, 03 May 2024.

Upon arrival of the police at the scene next to a local tavern, they found the decapitated body of an 18-year-old man lying on his wheelchair and his head on the ground. Shockingly, there were no people found on the scene.

Police commenced with initial investigations, and the deceased’s mother was located. Subsequent to thorough investigations, she was positively linked to the murder of her own son and arrested.

Police have also seized a knife at the scene allegedly used by the suspect to cut off the victim’s head

The Provincial Commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe is deeply shocked by the tragic incident that resulted in the death of a young man at the hands of his own mother.

“This is a heart-breaking incident that has deeply affected our community and the SAPS family. While the police are duty bound to protect and serve the public, the parents have a critical role to nurture and protect their children. This horrendous act by the senseless mother is condemned in its contempt. The law will take course without fear or favour,” concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe.

Police have opened a case of murder and the motive behind the gruesome attack is not yet known.

The suspect will appear before Thabamoopo Magistrate’s Court in due course.

SAPS Newsroom

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