A 71 year-old male is expected to appear before Mankweng Magistrate Court soon facing a charge of murder of his 26 year-old son at Mentz village, Malesa outside Mankweng on Saturday 24 June 2023 at about 11:50.
The police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba says it is reported that Police received a complaint of a shooting at the area and quickly rushed to the vicinity and on their arrival, found the victim laying on the street in a pool of blood. Upon further observation, Police established that the victim was shot with a firearm on the upper body.
The members of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were summoned at the scene and declared a 26 year-old male dead upon arrival.
Preliminary Police investigations indicated that the victim was shot by his biological father who later locked himself inside the house. Police managed to negotiate with the suspect to vacate the house until he complied and he was later apprehended.
During the arrest, Police confiscated a revolver firearm that was used for the commission of the crime with three live ammunition and two empty cartridges.
The motive of the incident is currently unknown at this stage but Police investigations are continuing to determine the cause of the murder.
The Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has described the Incident unique and senseless.
“Parents are supposed to love and protect their children but what the old man has done is very disappointing and I hope that justice will prevail in relation to this horrible incident” concluded the Lieutenant General Hadebe
Police investigations are continuing.