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Centane man arrested for the murder of his elderly father

Nov 26, 2018
Centane man arrested for the murder of his elderly father

Centane police detectives arrested a 47-year-old man on Saturday afternoon for alleged murder of his father, who was in his 70s.

"It is alleged that on Thursday, at about 19h00, the suspect asked his father, who is his mother is and her whereabouts," said police spokesperson, Captain jackson Manatha..

"Both men were at Sisonke Township, Centane.

"When the father could not answer the questions from his son, the suspect allegedly took his hammer and severely assaulted his father."

Capt Manatha said that the father was rushed to a local doctor and decided to stay with his relative.

Centane man arrested for the murder of his elderly father

"He passed away on Saturday at about 04h00."

The suspect was traced and arrested at Ncerana Village, Centane, and is expected to appear before the Centane Magistrate's Court on Monday on a murder charge.

"The identity of the deceased is still being withheld as some of his relatives are to be informed of his murder."

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