Son charged with killing mother’s boyfriend in a domestic dispute


A 22 year old man of Samochima settlement, near Shakawe village in the North West District, is facing murder charges after killing his mother’s boyfriend during a fight.

Officer Commanding for police District 5, Peter Gochela, confirmed that the man was allegedly trying to stop the 32-year-old man from assaulting his 37-year-old mother.

“From the report, the couple; the accused person’s mother and her boyfriend had a misunderstanding and fought. The woman’s son then tried to help her mother and pushed the other man who fell to his death,” explained Gochela.

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Gochela explained that when the man was pushed, he hit a log which was lying nearby and a protruding sharp stump pierced into his head.

“He is currently in police custody and charged with murder,” Gochela added.

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