A 37-year-old brutally killed his 77-year-old mother after she reprimanded him for playing loud music at Ga-Mampa Village, Limpopo.
The incident happened in the Mecklenburg Policing area outside Sekhukhune, on Sunday, 19 November 2023 at about 21:00. It is alleged that the victim was with her 17-year-old grandson when the suspect arrived and played the music loudly.
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The elderly woman tried to reprimand her son but he became aggressive and started physically attacking her. The grandson tried to intervene but he was also assaulted. That’s when he ran to the neighbours for assistance.
Police were summoned to the scene and upon arrival, they found the victim lying unconscious on the floor and heavily bleeding.
GA-MAMPA VILLAGE MOTHER KILLED BY OWN SON
The victim had also sustained injuries throughout her body. She was certified dead on the scene by the medical emergency services personnel. The suspect, known as Samo Rammalo had already fled the scene and has not been located. Police have opened a case of murder.
Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has strongly condemned the continuous acts of gender-based violence perpetrated against elderly persons in the province.
She has also expressed deep concern, emphasizing the need for a thorough investigation and justice to prevail. Hadebe urged the community to refrain from violent acts when faced with domestic challenges but resolve their issues amicably.
Anyone with information that can assist police in their investigation can contact the Branch Commander Lieutenant Colonel Livingstone Muluadzi on 082 414 3070. The Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest Police Station or use MySAPS.