A 34-year-old man who stabbed his father to death over a piece of meat has appeared in the Vredefort Magistrates Court in the Free State, where he faces a murder charge.
Kgosi Sehume is accused of fatally stabbing his 55-year-old father at their home in Mokwallo, Vredefort, over the weekend.
Sergeant Josephine Rani, a SAPS spokesperson for the Fezile Dabi District, stated that the Sehume was at home with his girlfriend and his father when a fight erupted over meat that his father had bought.
“On Saturday 2021-11-27 at about 16:38 the suspect was at home with his girlfriend and his father when a fight ensued over meat,” Rani said.
“It is alleged that the suspect wanted to take the meat which the victim bought and the victim refused. During their argument the son stabbed his father twice under the left arm and ran away,” Rani said.
Rani stated that Sehume’s father attempted to chase his son moments before he collapsed and died from the two stab wounds under his arm.
“The neighbours noticed the victim fall after hearing noises and they contacted the police,”,” she explained.
SAPS Warrant Officer Petrus Nhlapo apprehended the suspect at a friend’s house not far from his home in the Free State. Sehume remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 2, 2021, to apply for bail.