South African police in Pretoria are looking for a man identified as Tinashe Matizanadzo who allegedly strangled his mother to death then cut off her head before fleeing the crime scene.
Matizanadzo who resides in Mafikeng, had visited his mother, Julliet Murayi, at her Pretoria residence when he allegedly murdered her.
It is alleged that Matizanadzo asked her mother not to lock her bedroom as he was still awake. He then later entered her bedroom and strangled her, she managed to fend him off and ran out crying for help from neighbours.
A neighbour who has refused to be named said she ran to a neighbour’s house to seek for help. When they came back they were met by a gory scene of the headless body of Tinashe’s mother.
The accused was nowhere to be seen.
She said that neighbours gathered at the murder scene and ganged up to look for the suspect but failed to locate him.
Both the suspect and the deceased’s head could not be found.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said that the K9 unit attended the scene in view to locate both the suspect and the missing head but it was in vain.
“We would like to appeal to anyone who has information on the suspect’s whereabouts to please contact the nearest police station or call us on the SAPS crime hotline 10111,” said Naidoo.