Two sons are expected to appear in Magistrates’ Courts in South Africa on Monday, 8 June 2020 for separate cases of murder.
In Christiana, a town in North West province of South Africa, a 19-year-old suspect was on Friday, 5 June 2020 apprehended for allegedly stabbing his stepfather to death.
Police were called to a house in Marikana Township, just outside of Christiana, where the body of Eric Thomson (43) was found with a stab wound on his back.
He was declared dead on the scene by Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS).
Initial investigations into the matter revealed that the suspect and his stepfather were involved in an argument, which led to the fatal stabbing of the latter.
In another unrelated incident in Ventersdorp, a town in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, North West Province, South Africa, also on Friday, 5 June 2020, police were summoned to a house in Tshing Location in the early hours of the morning.
On arrival, a 56-year-old Moses Mahambehlala was found on the floor with what appeared to be stab wounds on the upper body.
He was also declared dead on the scene by Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS).
The police were initially informed that the victim was allegedly killed by intruders. However, preliminary investigations led to the arrest of the victim’ son aged 26 for murder.
The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena condemned both incidents. He applauded the members for their quick response that led to the arrests.
The Provincial Commissioner reiterated the importance of engaging in peaceful conversations and resolution of conflicts to avert incidents like these.