Security operatives have arrested a 28 year old man identified as Mukhethwa Tshivhase has been arrested for allegedly killing his aged mother, by beating up with a broomstick because she hid food from him. It was learnt that the horrid incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday, on September 5.
According to the informations we gathered, the 28 year old suspect, who still lived with his parent and is hugely dependent on his 58 year old mother identified as Caroline Tshivhangwaho Khomalo for survival, was said to have woke up on that fateful day demanded for food from his mother, it was learnt that the aged lady told her son that there was no food in the house as she had not prepared anything yet.
It was learnt that the suspect after being told by his mother that there was no food in the house because very enraged and accused the poor old lady of hiding food from him, It was gathered that the suspect accused his mother of hiding the food inside her bedroom, and became very violent and started destroying things in the house, the suspect then picked up a broomstick and started assaulting his mother with it. It was learnt that the mother tried to run away from the assault but later collapsed at the gate, and she was immediately rushed to a hospital where she later died.
The tragic incident was also confirmed by the Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, who further revealed the suspect also had a previous criminal record and he had previously served two separate jail terms for two separate criminal offences.
The traditional leader of the Matangari village, Vhamusande Mutulangole, while reacting to the gory incident declared that the suspect (Tshivhase) was supposed to protect and look after his mother, he also described the deceased as a very hard working woman who worked as a cleaner prior to her death.