Woman (80) murdered, buried in a drum of cement, son arrested, Brakpan

South African Police Service

Woman (80) murdered, buried in a drum of cement, son arrested, Brakpan
Woman (80) murdered, buried in a drum of cement, son arrested, Brakpan

On Thursday 4 June 2020, in the afternoon, a 54-year-old man came to the Brakpan Police Station to report his mother missing, knowing very well that he was behind it.

On 8 June 2020, a tip-off was received that the man was behaving very suspiciously during the weekend, and the police were summoned to the house. Upon arrival, the man was found sitting outside looking distressed. He was interrogated and said on Thursday night 4 June 2020, he suffocated his mother to death with a pillow while she was asleep. He then mixed cement in a drum outside and he forcefully pressed her lifeless body in it.

He led police to the scene where the drum was and forensics found her body after cutting the drum open.

The man has been arrested and charged with murder, he will appear at the Brakpan Magistrate Court soon.

The Station Commander Brigadier Friedl Jonck applauded the information received from the community and the swift response by the police.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service