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2022/05/19      |  Written By:  Captain M Khosana   |   Province:  Free State

FREE STATE: Wednesday, 18 May 2022: A case of attempted murder is under investigation by Mafube SAPS after an arrest of a 25-year-old man for inflicting severe injuries on his father. This incident occurred in Phomolong Section, Frankfort on Tuesday, 17 May 2022 at about 07:00.

It is alleged by the 42-year-old father of the arrested son that prior to the whole incident, they were all at home including his wife. He mentioned that he approached his step son who was still asleep to ask him why was he insulting him and his wife (step son's mother). He further alleged that after waking up, the son stood in front of him and stabbed him with a knife on the arm and the furious fight began.

It is reported that during the fight, they both fell on the ground with the victim on top of the suspect who continued to stab his step father on the back on several occasions. The wife managed to take the knife from the son and threw it away and tried to separate them without succeeding.

Neighbors were called by the wife and they managed to separate the two. The father was rushed to the local hospital with the neighbour's car. The victim was later discharged from hospital. He then pressed charges against his step son.

The suspect was arrested and charged for attempted murder. He already appeared at Frankfort Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 18 May 2022. The case was postponed to Tuesday, 24 May 2022 for further investigation. The suspect, Mpho Khoase remains in custody.