Man kills gran, 83, in wheelchair

2012-03-19 11:34

Durban - A KwaZulu-Natal South Coast man was arrested at the weekend for the murder of his 83-year-old grandmother, whose throat was slit as she sat in her wheelchair.

The horror attack occurred at Xolo Xolo, outside Hibberdene, on Thursday night after a family argument.

The accused, 26, allegedly made a pass at his sister-in-law.

“It is alleged that the suspect tried to kiss his sister-in-law while her husband was at work,” said police spokesperson Zandra Wiid.

His father intervened and stopped him.

Throat slit

“He then wanted to assault his father with a stone, but the father defended himself by throwing hot porridge towards the suspect and he ran off.

“The father and sister-in-law went to the police station to report the incident and upon their arrival back home they saw the suspect running away from the house.

“During their absence the suspect allegedly returned to the house. To his shock, the suspect’s father discovered that his mother had been murdered in her wheelchair. Her throat was slit,” Wiid added.

Police recovered the knife used in the murder at the scene. A murder docket was opened.

The suspect was on the run from Thursday, but his freedom came to an end after a shebeen brawl on Saturday night.

Wiid said the suspect picked a fight with someone at the back of the shebeen where he had been drinking.

He allegedly tried to attack the man with a panga.


“The civilian shot him [the suspect] twice in the leg with a legal firearm in self-defence,” said Wiid.

She added the suspect had tried to resist arrest.

“According to our investigations it appears that the suspect does have a history of violence and he is a troublemaker.”

She would not identify the grandmother, saying her identity had not yet been released.

Wiid added that a member of the suspect’s family had been granted a restraining order against him by a court.

“He is currently admitted in hospital under police guard and will make his first appearance in court sometime this week,” Wiid added.

  • HiJack - 2012-03-19 11:41

    Why the hell is tax money being wasted on all this? Just shoot him and be done with it, MOVING ON!

      Bryan - 2012-03-19 11:46

      Agreed Hijack.... Pigs such as this guy dont deserve a chance and there is clearly no help available or warranted!!!

      Schmee - 2012-03-19 12:05

      The civilian sadly missed his heart.

      nanasei.kobbina - 2012-03-19 12:23

      we need more oxygen global warming and now such fools oxygen wasters, evil in a human body, destroy that thing maan its not human

      Rudie - 2012-03-19 12:24

      The making of Csi Brakpan has been cancelled due to the fact that everyone has the same Dna and there are no dental records......

  • John - 2012-03-19 11:45

    What an exceptionally brave man. Must take real courage to kill a defenceless wheelchair bound old woman. I know a few people who would like to have a "conversation".

  • Gigo - 2012-03-19 11:46

    Please send that little boy to me I will solve him.Rest in peace GrandMa...

  • winston.mullany - 2012-03-19 11:47

    WTF is this country turning into? Then again you realize its already down the toilet when you read something like this!!!

  • Marion - 2012-03-19 11:48

    RIP and condolences to all her loved ones.

  • Koos - 2012-03-19 11:49

    what else is new!

  • Atisang - 2012-03-19 11:52

    this dumb ass coward

      raegan.mcreed - 2012-03-19 12:29

      his ancestors told him to do it......

  • Vincent - 2012-03-19 11:54

    2 words - Hang Him.

  • Khomotso - 2012-03-19 11:58

    He should rot in jail

  • Mashudu - 2012-03-19 11:59


  • Xoli - 2012-03-19 12:00

    He will get what is coming his way, hope he becomes a house wife in jail, thats if he is going..

  • Jerolan - 2012-03-19 12:06

    sick dog - He will get a nice reception in prison - Papa wag vir jou

  • Anne-Marie Botha Lanigan - 2012-03-19 12:06

    We mustn't hope for too much with this guy. He will probably get off on diminished responsibility and spend a short spell in a psychiatric hospital. #no justice

      Barefoot - 2012-03-19 12:20

      I like these type of comments : he'll never get, arrested, he'll be out. and most often they are proven wrong.

  • Rob - 2012-03-19 12:10

    Guns, Pangas. Just another night @ the local Shabeen. Slitting the throat of an 83 year old wheelchair bound woman. The really sad thing is, there are thousands out there just like this b@stard, who wont hesitate to do this to you & I. Dumbed down idiots, who's natural instinct is not to reason, but to kill, any which way.

  • Irma - 2012-03-19 12:11

    Sick sick sick!!! What kind of evil person does that to a defensless person??!!!!!! Where is mob justice when you need it?

  • Gavin - 2012-03-19 12:11

    What a brave man he is to have to have killed an old woman. Knowing our legal system, this piece of sh_t will be tried over the next 5 years, found guilty then sentenced to 5 years in prison. Fake a cold and be out soon after. When you look into the (anc) abyss, the abyss looks into you.

  • Muneer23 - 2012-03-19 12:11

    Was the suspect in anyway addicted to drugs somehow, his behavior suggests so

      Rudie - 2012-03-19 12:35

      Awe die man is "ge-tik"

      william - 2012-03-19 13:30

      You suggest so, Are you some kind of a doctor Muneer23...I SUGGEST YOU DROP DEAD!!!!

  • btosuffer - 2012-03-19 12:17


  • JJ - 2012-03-19 12:20

    What a coward!! Let's not waste taxpayers money, please release him on R20 bail with a plastic knife and let the community take care of him (in self-defense of course!)

  • surita.coetzer - 2012-03-19 12:26

    Bastard execute him!!!

  • Perfume - 2012-03-19 12:26

    Pity the hot porridge missed him!!!!!

  • Phiwo Gasa - 2012-03-19 12:29


  • Johann - 2012-03-19 12:41

    Isn’t this is sort of crimes that we should have the death penalty for? Bring back the death penalty in SA and this won’t happen. Just look at Botswana and how well they are doing with the death penalty still in place!!

  • Sidima - 2012-03-19 12:41

    how sick

  • nokuthandwa - 2012-03-19 12:43

    Pity the hot porridge didn't get to his face!

  • nokuthandwa - 2012-03-19 12:45

    People always say "but we might execute an innocent person if the death penalty comes back" WELL THIS, right here, is one case that clearly needs the death penalty!!!

  • Hilary - 2012-03-19 12:50

    Only in SA

  • Adrian - 2012-03-19 12:53

    Your writting skills need serious improvement

      HiJack - 2012-03-19 13:27


  • ellen.h.matendana - 2012-03-19 13:19

    Evil ...the Devil`s work

  • william - 2012-03-19 13:20

    Oh,brave heart. you murderd an old defensive lady in a wheelchair, JAIL is to good for you. DAMNATION TO ETERNAL PUNISHMENT IN HELL!!!!!

  • Chacklas - 2012-03-19 13:22

    i am convinced that most of this crimals have come to existence fom the devil farting them out. no human being can do this kind of stuff. how long will the world watch my darkie brothers being protected by the banning of the death sentence. as a black i know other races do crime but we are leading for the most grusome stuff.

      Nherera Lovemore - 2012-03-19 14:04

      crime knows no race mr racist.think of the lotters.

  • Jessie - 2012-03-19 13:43

    such a brave brave man - an old woman in a wheel chair!!!!!

  • Den - 2012-03-19 13:45

    gees, no guese at which race this was...

      makesuthink - 2012-03-19 13:49

      Yes The seventh at Greyville on Saturday

      Chris - 2012-03-19 14:31

      Egg and Spoon

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