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Son arrested for murder of mother


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

GQEBERHA - A 38-year-old Walmer man is in police custody for the alleged murder of his mother on Thursday, 23 June 2022.

It is alleged that at about 11:00 yesterday morning, Walmer police responded to a complaint of domestic violence at a house in Bhabhatane Street in Walmer location. On arrival police found the son leaving the premises. He was instructed to open the locked door. The body of an elderly woman was found lying on the kitchen floor. She had multiple stab wounds to the body.  She was identified as Ntombizana Frans (64). The woman and her son lived together.

He was arrested and detained on a charge of murder. He is expected to appear in the Gqeberha Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 27 June 2022. The motive for the gruesome attack is yet to be established. It is alleged that there were constant fights at the house however the mother never opened any cases.

Acting Nelson Mandela Bay District Commissioner, Brig Thandiswa Kupiso has condemned such a violent attack on the elderly woman. ‘Such abuse at the hands of a callous perpetrator must be fought by all and we urge communities not to keep silent, instead to immediately report domestic violence to police. It is sad when a parent’s life is taken away in such a gruesome manner by their own child/children whom they have protected and nurtured. The elderly are under great strain and as a society, we all need to play our part in ensuring that they are safe even from their own,’ appealed Brig Kupiso.


Colonel Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726