Woman Allegedly Killed by Son in Limpopo Village

Two women allegedly killed by family members in Limpopo, South Africa, highlighting the ongoing issue of gender-based violence in the country. Police investigations are ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators.

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Quadri Adejumo
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Woman Allegedly Killed by Son in Limpopo Village

Woman Allegedly Killed by Son in Limpopo Village

A woman has been allegedly killed by her son using an axe in Ga-Mamaila village outside Giyani, Limpopo. Police spokesperson Hlulani Mashaba confirmed the incident, stating that the motive for the killing is still unknown and more details will be divulged later.

This incident follows another alleged killing of a woman by her husband in Limpopo earlier today. Nkhetheni Mudau, 36, was found dead in a pool of blood with serious injuries to her upper body in Tshivaloni village. Preliminary investigation revealed that Mudau and her husband had a heated argument in their house before she was heard crying and screaming.

The husband is requested to report to the local police station to assist in the investigation. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the investigating officer or the police. While the circumstances leading to Mudau's death are unclear, domestic violence has not been ruled out as a possible factor.

Why this matters: These incidents highlight the ongoing problem of gender-based violence in South Africa. Women continue to face high rates of domestic abuse and murder, often at the hands of intimate partners or family members.

Limpopo police are investigating both cases, with Mashaba stating, "The motive for the killing [in Ga-Mamaila] is still unknown at this stage. Police investigations are continuing ." Authorities urge anyone with information to come forward to assist in apprehending the alleged perpetrators and bringing them to justice. The names of the woman killed in Ga-Mamaila and her son have not been released.

Key Takeaways

  • Woman allegedly killed by son using axe in Limpopo, motive unknown.
  • Another woman killed by husband in Limpopo, domestic violence suspected.
  • Limpopo police investigating both cases, urge public to provide information.
  • Incidents highlight ongoing problem of gender-based violence in South Africa.
  • Names of victims in Ga-Mamaila case not released, investigations ongoing.