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Man kills mother in Pretoria, travels to Mahikeng with her head in a bag

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During the search, a human head was found inside the bag. The suspect allegedly admitted to killing his mother.

RUSTENBURG – A 25-year-old man allegedly killed his mother in Pretoria and then travelled to Mahikeng with her head inside a bag, North West police said on Monday.

Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said the man was arrested in Motshiwastad, Mahikeng, in the North West on Saturday after members of the Flying Squad acted on a tip-off about a man carrying a human head.

“On arrival at the scene, the police found the bag in the suspect’s possession. During the search, a human head was found inside the bag. The suspect allegedly admitted to killing his mother on Monday, September 7, 2020, in Hercules, Pretoria.

“As a result, he was arrested. The suspect will appear in court (and be transferred to Pretoria to face a charge of murder),” he said.

The motive for the incident was unknown, he said, adding that investigation into the matter was continuing.

The suspect appeared in the Molopo Magistrate’s Court in Mmabatho and the matter was permanently transferred to Hercules, where the murder occurred.

– African News Agency