Tragedy has struck in the township of Khayelitsha after a mother was allegedly killed by her own son.
The reason for the murder is equally sad and bizarre, as a neighbour states the mother lost her life after she forgot to charge her son’s cellphone. According to the witness, the mother had been busy with something else when her son attacked her.
“The mom said she would charge the phone, but she was still busy, and then he slapped her across the face.
“They started fighting, and then his mom overpowered him, and he pulled out a weapon and stabbed her so many times, he even searched her for money while her body lay there on the ground.”
Unfortunately, this was not the first time the mother was at the receiving end of her son’s aggression. The two had been fighting the night before where the son went as far as to threaten to kill his mom.
Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk has stated that the suspect will appear in court after he has been charged, reports IOL.
Gender-based violence within South Africa has been a major problem for years and has only been exacerbated by a global pandemic and numerous lockdowns. Only a few months ago, a man was charged 22 years imprisonment for the murder of his ex-girlfriend after she had ended their romantic relationship of two years, reports News24.