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Willowvale man arrested after confessing at tavern to have fatally stabbed his mother

Jan 9, 2017
Willowvale man arrested after confessing at tavern to have fatally stabbed his mother

A 31-year-old man is expected to appear in the Willowvale Magistrate’s Court on a charge of murder after he was arrested on Sunday by local police for allegedly stabbing his mother to death at Nkelekethe Village, in Willowvale.

“It is alleged that the suspect stabbed to death his mother, whose identity is still being withheld until all her relatives are informed of her death,” described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

The 64-year-old woman is believed to have died immediatley after the stabbing, who motive was yet to be confirmed at the time of publishing.

According to Captain Manatha, it is further alleged that the suspect went to a local tavern after the murder.

"He told the people at the tavern that he had killed his mother. The people went to his home where they found the deceased already dead,” he said.