66-year-old Gogo Lillian Mathebula from Casteel was allegedly murdered and buried by own son in the yard.
The Acornhoek SAPS have confirmed that a murder case has been opened against the 36-year-old son, who reportedly escaped from the house as neighbours started gathering around the yard to question the stench that was coming from their house.
One of the neighbours apparently overhead arguments between the mother and son in the early hours of Monday morning.
The neighbours say they became suspicious after not having seen the old woman for the past two days, they then decided to go and check on her, where they found a pit hole that had a lot of flies around, and eventually discovered that the mother’s body had been buried there.
Any information regarding the suspect may contact sector manager Constable Dlamini, Acornhoek SAPS, 0725638152