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Centane man remanded in custody after allegedly killing his elderly father

Jan 1, 2020
Centane man remanded in custody after allegedly killing his elderly father

Centane - Centane police arrested a 42-year-old man for the murder of his father, aged 71.

"It is alleged that both men were staying in their common home at Krakrayo Locality, Teko Springs Village, Centane," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The accused person is alleged to have hit his 71-year-old father with a hammer on Monday, 30 December 2019, at about 04h00.

"The old man passed away inside his house."

Capt Manatha said that the motive behind the murder is not clear at this point in time.

Police managed to trace and arrest the accused on Monday. 

The accused person briefly appeared before the Centane Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

"He was not asked to plead to the charge of murder," Capt Manatha said.

"The case against the accused was postponed to Thursday,09 January 2020 for legal aid representation.

"The accused was remanded in custody."

Capt Manatha said that the deceased was identified as 71-year-old Lulamile Zatu.

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