A KwaZulu-Natal man has been charged with murder after he allegedly struck his mother with an axe on the back of the head.

Murder suspect Loyiso Ngcobo, 28, appeared in the Maphumulo Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

He was remanded in police custody until 5 May, when he will appear in the Nsuze Magistrate’s Court for a bail application.

Ngcobo allegedly attacked his mother last Thursday, 22 April, in the Nomhele area, Bhamshela, in Nsuze.

His mother, Thokozile Ngcobo, 62, was found dead in her bedroom, with an open wound to the head.

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“According to a preliminary investigation, it is alleged that, on the morning of the day in question, the suspect was dismantling the roof of the house, with the intention to sell the corrugated iron. The mother did not approve, and an altercation ensued,” police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said on Wednesday.

“The mother went to her room and the accused followed, with an axe in hand. He assaulted his mother with the axe, on the back of her head, and fled the scene. Thokozile Ngcobo succumbed to her injury on the scene.”

Mbele added that police worked around the clock and traced Ngcobo to the Appelsbosch area.

He was arrested and charged with murder.

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