The community of Clare Estate, in Durban has been left in shock following the brutal murder of a woman, allegedly by her own son last Thursday.
According to Rising Sun Overport newspaper, Uveer Jaganath, 20, allegedly stabbed his mother, Jessica Jaganath, 44, more than 26 times with a kitchen knife in their home in Clare Estate.
It was said in his bail application that Uveer had blacked out and could not remember the killing of his mother.
Uveer was denied bail by the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The case was adjourned to 14 July.
In a separate case, a 39-year-old woman appeared in the Mkhuhlu Magistrate’s Court on Monday last week, facing a charge of murdering her husband.
Colonel Donald Mdhluli said the incident happened on 1 May at Goromani Trust, near Hazyview.
“Police received information of a man who was stabbed by his wife. On their arrival, they found the victim, a 42-year-old man with injuries lying unconscious and bleeding profusely. Emergency services personnel were summoned. The man was certified dead and a suspect was arrested,” said Mdhluli.
In another case this month, a 49-year-old woman appeared in the Schweizer-Reneke Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a charge of murder.
Colonel Adele Myburgh said the suspect was arrested by Ipelegeng police last Friday for the murder of her 37-year-old boyfriend.
“That was after the police were called to the couple’s home in Charon informal settlement where the victim was found inside the house with a stab wound to his chest. He was declared dead on the scene,” said Myburgh.
– The Citizen