PMB man kills his father

2007-12-24 00:00

A 23-year-old man was arrested yesterday for allegedly killing his own father after a fight at kwaNxamalala in Sweetwaters.

SAPS spokeswoman Inspector Joey Jeevan said the dead man, aged 52, had bruises to the face, head and body.

Jeevan said the father and his son (23) had allegedly been drinking together on Saturday evening through to the early hours of yesterday morning. They began to argue and a fight ensued. “It is alleged that the father then hauled out a knife and attempted to stab his son, who then overpowered him and allegedly threw him on to floor and repeatedly kicked him until he lost consciousness, and was fatally wounded.”

The son was arrested a short while later. He will make an appearance at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court today.

“The deceased’s wife and daughter who were in the house during the incident are currently receiving counselling,” said Jeevan.

Meanwhile, a man (22) was shot dead next to Gary’s Café in Edendale on Saturday night.

Jeevan said Nhlanhla Kitso Cele, who was shot several times in the head, was found lying on the road after concerned community members contacted the police after hearing gunshots. An unknown vehicle was allegedly seen speeding away from the scene. Police found several expended 9 mm cartridges on the scene. The motive and suspects are unknown.

Police are making an appeal to anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Plessislaer Detective Services on 033 398 9752 or Captain Ngubane on 082 557 9226.

Any witness/informant who wishes to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stop on the toll-free number 086 001 0111.

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