Son arrested for hacking father to death

2018-03-16 22:58


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Gauteng – A 24-year-old Mamelodi East man has been arrested for murder after he allegedly used a spade to hack his father to death.

The man was arrested on Thursday, police spokesperson Michael Mbewe said in a statement.

"It is alleged the deceased overheard the [man] and his mother arguing inside the house, when he attempted to intervene to calm the situation.

"The [man] allegedly became more angered and grabbed a spade and hacked his father to death. The deceased was rushed to a local hospital."

He died on arrival.

The son is expected to appear in the Mamelodi Magistrate's Court soon, Mbewe said.

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