Son (20) stabs own mother 26 times with a kitchen knife

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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.

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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


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