The 31- year-old Pretoria men walked in Sunny Side police station just before midnight on Wednesday and informed the police that an evil spirit had ordered him to kill his mother.
Captain Denial Mavimbela said the police immediately drove to the man flat where they found the body of suspect’s mother lying in the pool of blood.
Mavimbela said it appeared the victim died of multiple stab wounds inflicted with a knife found on the scene.
The police station will employee a health and wellness unit to ensure officers who attended the scene to receive counseling due to the trauma of the crime scene as soon as possible. The suspect will be charged with murder and is expected to appear in Pretoria magistrate court soon.