JHB teen strangles mom to death - report

2014-08-16 11:34

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A 14-year-old boy from the Waterworks informal settlement, south of Johannesburg has been arrested for allegedly strangling his mother to death, the Saturday Star reported.

The boy had confessed to his aunt on Thursday evening after the woman was killed.

According to the report, the aunt said the boy had arrived at her house around 22:00 and told her the story. The aunt's house was about 10km from the boy's home. He reportedly told his aunt: "I strangled my mother and when I left she wasn't breathing."

Apparently the mother had been looking for her pink hat and wanted to know from her son where it was.

"He told me his mother started beating him with a stick and he blocked the lashes. She then poured water from a kettle on him and tried to hit him with a brick. He said he then pushed her to the ground and strangled her," the aunt was quoted saying.

The paper reported that the aunt went to the boy's home in the morning and found his mother lying on the floor. She called the police.

The boy was treated for burn wounds in hospital.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.