Centane community shocked: son murdered his mother for witchcraft

An adult son has murdered his mother suspecting her of practicing black magic on him. The woman was 71.

“Centane officers arrested the 47-year-old man on Tuesday. He is accused of stabbing his mother with a bush knife on Monday and has been charged with murder,” Eastern Cape police Capt Jackson Manatha said.

The elderly woman reportedly died from her injuries in the Butterworth Hospital.

While being questioned by the police detectives, the suspect told his mother “had repeatedly come to him in his dreams”.

Eastern Cape provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Liziwe Ntshinga, condemned the killing of the elderly, defenceless woman, more so because it had allegedly been at the hands of her own son.

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