A 28-year-old South African man identified as Mukhethwa Tshivhase, has allegedly killed his mother with a broomstick because she hid their food in her room.The suspect, a resident of Matangari-Tshiumoni village in South Africa appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, September 7, on a charge of murder.
Limpopo regional spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi said the incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday, September 5.
He said that the 58 year old deceased, Caroline Tshivhangwaho Khomola,who is the mother of the accussed was asleep when her son came home and demanded food from his mother.
Tshivhase started accusing his mother of hiding their food in her bedroom,He became so angry that he picked up a broomstick and started hitting his mother with it.
She tried to run away but collapsed at the gate. She was taken to Donald Fraser Hospital, where she was confirmed to be “brought in dead”
Tshivhase also has a record for other criminal offences. In 2015, he was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for attempted murder, and in 2009, he was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for stealing a car in Kagiso in Gauteng.
His case was postponed to Monday, 13 September, for a formal bail application and for the accused to get a legal representative. He was remanded in custody.
Caroline will be buried in Matangari-Tshiumoni village on Saturday, 11 September.