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Son allegedly beat mom’s abusive boyfriend to death


A 33-year-old man was arrested in Limpopo after he allegedly beat his mother’s abusive partner to death.

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A 33-YEAR-old man was arrested in Lephalale, Limpopo, after he allegedly murdered his mother’s abusive partner.

The alleged incident took place in Lephalale on Saturday afternoon, according to Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba.

Ledwaba said that the police were called to Lephalale Hospital on Monday morning for a case of murder.

Upon arrival at the hospital, the police officers found the 54-year-old man had succumbed to his injuries after he was brutally attacked on Saturday.

“They (police officers) opened a case of murder and commenced with investigations, which resulted in the apprehension of the son of the deceased man’s partner,” said Ledwaba.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the arrested man had visited the couple — his mother and her boyfriend — where they lived on a farm.

“He found his mother with injuries, after she was assaulted by her partner. The suspect (the son) raged over the incident and that resulted in a physical altercation,” said Ledwaba.

“The suspect was arrested at his home in Shongwane village and is expected to appear before Lephalale Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, March 12, facing a charge of murder.”

The commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant-General Thembi Hadebe, condemned incidents of domestic violence in the province.

Hadebe emphasised that such incidents could be avoided by resolving issues amicably.

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