Son arrested for murdering his mother over roof dispute

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A 28-year-old murder suspect Loyiso Ngcobo appeared in Maphumulo Magistrate’s Court, in KwaZulu-Natal for killing his mother.

Colonel Thembeka Mbele said this emanates from the incident which occurred on 22 April 2021, at Nomhele area, Bhamshela, in Nsuze where Thokozile Ngcobo (62) was found dead in her bedroom with an open wound on the head.

“According to a preliminary investigation, it is alleged that on the morning of the day in question, the suspect was dismantling the roof of the house, with the intention to sell the corrugated iron, the mother did not approve of such deed, and an altercation ensued.”

Mbele added that the mother went to her room and the accused followed her with an axe in hand. “He assaulted his mother with the axe on the back of her head and fled the scene. She succumbed to her injury on the scene.”

The police worked around the clock and managed to trace the suspect in Appelsbosch area where he was hiding. He was arrested and charged with murder.

The suspect was remanded in custody until 5 May 2021, where he will be appearing in Nsuze Magistrate’s Court for bail application.

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