Man arrested for murder of his stepmother (70)

South African Police Service

Man arrested for murder of his stepmother (70)
Man arrested for murder of his stepmother (70)

Dutywa Police arrested a 42 year old man for alleged murder of his stepmother aged 70. It is alleged that the suspect and the deceased had a misunderstanding over monetary issue on Wednesday, 2 January 2019 at about 18:40 at Laza Makaka Locality, Nqabara Village, Dutywa.

It is further alleged that the suspect stabbed the deceased on her upper body. She passed away at the scene. A relative of the deceased phoned the Dutywa Police and informed them about the murder. Dutywa Police acted swiftly as they rushed to the scene and found the suspect.

He was arrested and charged for murder. The suspect is due to appear before the Dutywa Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 4 January 2019 on a murder charge.

The identity of the deceased is still being withheld until all her relatives are officially informed of her murder. Butterworth Cluster Commander Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu condemned the cold blooded murder of an elderly woman especially by the person who was supposed to protect her.

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