Man appears in court for rape and murder of his mother

2020-02-05 15:36
Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

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

A 36-year-old Northern Cape man appeared in the Modderriver Magistrate's Court on Wednesday charged with the rape and murder of his 51-year-old biological mother.

"It is alleged that the suspect and his mother were drinking wine together under a tree on the night of Sunday at Rietvale. It is alleged the suspect raped his mother and was caught in the act by a passerby who raised the alarm," police spokesperson Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba said in a statement on Tuesday.

When police arrived on the scene, they found the victim's body.

"Post-mortem results conducted today revealed that the victim was strangled," Ramatseba added.

READ | Northern Cape man arrested for rape and murder of his mother

The man was later arrested and appeared in court on charges of rape and murder.

The matter has been postponed to February 12 for further investigations and a formal bail application.

The accused will remain in custody until then.


Read more on:    kimberley  |  murder  |  courts  |  crime  |  rape
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Architect

Cape Town
Mass Staffing Projects
R400 000.00 - R600 000.00 Per Year

Imports Controller

Cape Town
Professional Career Services
R10 000.00 - R12 000.00 Per Month

Data Analyst

Cape Town
Tumaini Consulting
R540 000.00 - R800 000.00 Per Year

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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.