May 29, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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KZN cop arrested for alleged deadly assault on his mother

A woman died after her police officer’s son allegedly brutally assaulted her and imprisoned her at her community center in Clermont, west of Durban over the weekend.

MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza for Social Development in KwaZulu-Natal said Tuesday a police officer was arrested.

“It is alleged that a police officer stationed at the KwaDabeka Community Service Center severely assaulted his mother and locked her in the house over the weekend. The grandmother’s helper and the small child who were in the house allegedly escaped through the window to ask the neighbors for help,” she told her son’s hands.

“Xaba had always refused to open cases or allow someone to speak out about her abuse at the hands of her son.

“It is so heartbreaking to learn of the brutal assault of an elderly woman which resulted in her death. It is also very difficult to believe that a child can constantly abuse his mother. We couldn’t even imagine that a police officer charged with the responsibility of protecting the vulnerable would be the one involved in such a criminal act,” Khoza said.

She said it is even more hurtful that Xaba could not be saved from the brutality she is said to have suffered for years.

“It is unfortunate that we could not protect Xaba from her abusive child.”

A team of social workers has been dispatched to the Xaba family to provide psychosocial support.

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