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Son chopped his mother and his father found him in the act

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State


On Tuesday 07 June 2022 at about 09:00 the police responded to a murder scene and found the human body parts that have been cut into pieces inside the garage at Riverside. 

The female deceased was identified by a family member Mr Khodumo as Modiehi Khodumo Mokoena aged 65 years.

It is alleged that the husband of the deceased Mr Motsumi Joseph Mokoena arrived home and found his son inside the garage packing the remains of his mother inside the plastic back.

When his father tried to enquire about what was happening the son took out a knife and stabbed him on the chest and as a result he is admitted at the Hospital with serious stab wounds.

It is alleged that the murder was committed between Monday 06 May 2022 and Tuesday 07 June 2022.


The suspect is 1, 5 m tall, with natural hair, has no bear and slender in body shape. He is 30-year-old and was last seen wearing a striped T shirt and black jeans.

Cases of murder and attempted murder were opened and are being investigated. 

Anyone who has information about where the suspect can be, to please call detective Lieutenant Colonel Japhta Milela at 0798893311 or Crime Stop Nr. 08600 10111.







Captain Phumelelo Dhlamini