CT man charged with attempted murder after shooting his mother (72)

The elderly woman, who was shot in the head and arm, is recovering in hospital.

FILE: The motive for the shooting remains unclear. Picture: freeimages.com

Cape Town - A Cape Town man has made a brief appearance in the Athlone Magistrates Court after he allegedly shot and wounded his elderly mother.

The 72-year-old woman, who was shot in the head and arm, is recovering in hospital.

The incident was reported at their family home in Hazendal on Friday.

Alfred Swartz, aged 40, has been charged with attempted murder.

Dressed in a pair of jeans and an orange hoodie, the Athlone man opted to apply for a legal aid lawyer to present his case.

The motive for the shooting remains unclear.

Swartz will remain behind bars until his next court appearance in June.