Police investigate murder case after son allegedly strangles mother to death

The police's Phumelele Kraai says a case docket of murder has been opened.

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JOHANNESBURG – Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder of a mother allegedly by her son in west Turffontein.

Authorities say the 23-year-old strangled his mother to death on Friday.

It’s understood the son was known to be struggling with drug addiction.

The police's Phumelele Kraai says a case docket of murder has been opened.

“He strangled his mother; but pending on the post-mortem, that will be determined. But a case of murder has been opened. The son was arrested; he was actually waiting for the police to arrive at home.”