In a shocking turn of events, a 30 year old man hailing from Volksrust has been taken into custody under suspicion of having committed the murder of his 50 year old father on Sunday, 10 September 2023.
According to Colonel Donald Mdhluli, the incident unfolded in Buzakhe, Volksrust, at approximately 4 pm on that fateful Sunday afternoon.
“The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage, however, police cannot rule out possibilities that the victim could have been killed for his properties. According to information received, the suspect’s father is said to have rented out some backrooms to tenants in his property,” Colonel Mdhluli disclosed.
Reports indicate that the suspect had ceased to reside with his father, and on the day of the incident, he purportedly arrived at his father’s residence, attempting to evict the tenants. His claim was based on the assertion that he is the lawful heir to his father’s property, despite having three other siblings.
“His father is said to have intervened but sadly, it is said that it was during this period when the suspect allegedly stabbed him,” Colonel Mdhluli explained.
Promptly alerted to the scene, both the Police and Paramedics arrived, and upon assessment, the victim was tragically declared deceased. A murder case was initiated immediately, commencing with a thorough investigation.
“The suspect was then apprehended and charged on Monday, 11 September 2023. He appeared at the Volkrust District Court on Tuesday, 12 September 2023 where he was remanded in custody. He will appear again for a formal bail application scheduled for 2 October 2023,” added Colonel Mdhluli.
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