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Pietermaritzburg - A Verulam man stabbed his mother to death after she scolded him for drinking and reneged on a promise to give him money, he told the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Wednesday.
Thandaxolo Khumalo, 27, said he was angry, went to his mother's kitchen and fetched a knife which he used to stab her several times on a day in July this year.
He left his fatally injured mother, Thokozile Khumalo, 70, on the floor of her house and fled when he realised what he had done, he said. She died later. He tried to hide clues to his actions by burning his bloodied clothes.
Khumalo said he acted out of anger. According to the post-mortem report she was stabbed in both lungs, her liver, face, and upper arm. She also had bruises on her face.
Acting Judge Enthias Xolo convicted him of the murder.
Sentencing procedures start on Thursday.