Witbank youth nabbed for killing mom, 65

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A 65-year-old woman who disappeared a week ago has been found…

She was found murdered and her body was dug out by the cops on Sunday morning from a shallow grave, allegedly buried by her last-born son.

The story happened over the weekend in Vosman, eMalehleni.

Mpumalanga police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said a confession by the 27-year-old man on Sunday morning to a community policing forum member led to all.

“A probe was immediately instituted and all role players were summoned to the scene, including forensic experts.

“They then dug in the rondavel, retrieved the body and as a result the suspect was then arrested and charged with murder,” said Hlathi on Wednesday.

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The gogo, identified as Florah Masuku, will be formally buried this coming weekend and her son, identified as Sandile Nhlapho, appeared on charges of murder at the Witbank Magistrates Court yesterday morning and will return on 27 September for formal bail application.

“Information at the police’s disposal reveals the suspect attacked and killed his mother at their Hlalanikahle home in near Vosman,” Nhlathi said.

(edited by ZK)

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