Sebokeng man hacks mother to death, attacks sisters

2011-03-07 14:37

A man hacked his mother to death and tried to murder his two sisters with a panga in Sebokeng in the Vaal Triangle in the early hours of this morning, police said today.

Lieutenant-Colonel Nthabiseng Mazibuko said the man went to his family home in Sebokeng at 5am and demanded that his mother and sisters give him his identity document (ID).

“The women told him they didn’t have his ID, but he insisted that they did ... He went next door to where he was living with his uncle and fetched a panga,” said Mazibuko.

The 29-year old man first attacked his 55-year old mother, chopping off her arm and lacerating her face and the back of her neck, Mazibuko said. She died at the scene.

He attacked his 19-year-old sister next, chopping off some of her fingers and almost severing her left ear.

He then attacked his 24-year-old sister, injuring her shoulder, wrist and fingers.

The two women were later taken to Sebokeng Hospital.

The man handed himself over to the Sebokeng police station and would appear in the Sebokeng Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of murder and attempted murder, said Mazibuko.

African People’s Convention (APC) spokesman Patrick Sindande said residents could not believe their eyes when they saw the “brutal scene” of the murder.

He said it was popular knowledge that the man was a drug user and used marijuana. “I think this influenced his decision.”

He said the APC would rally community members and women’s groups to protest outside the court on Wednesday “to ensure that this evil monster does not get bail”.

“We are not going to sit aside and watch this violence against women,” he said.

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