Son arrested after beating his mother's boyfriend to death for GBV.

A 33-year-old man was taken into custody in Lephalale after his mother's partner was severely assaulted in Lephalale on Saturday afternoon, 09 March 2024 at about 15:00.

Police responded to the report of murder in the early hours of, Monday 11 March 2024, at Lephalale hospital. Upon arrival, they found the 54-year-old male victim who reportedly succumbed to the injuries after being assaulted the previous two days ago.

They opened a case of murder and commenced with investigations which resulted in the apprehension of the son of the deceased's partner.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect was visiting the couple at the man's home on a farm, when he found his mother with injuries after she was assaulted by her partner. The suspect raged over the incident and that resulted in a physical altercation.

The suspect was arrested at his home in Shongwane village and is expected to appear before Lephalale Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, 12 March 2024 facing a charge of murder.

The Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has condemned this type of domestic related incidents which could be avoided when issues are resolved amicably.

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