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Creche owner brutally murdered

By Sonia Molema | Feb 18, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 19 ]

WHILE the country is still reeling from shock after the murder of model Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day, another woman in Pretoria also died brutally on the same day, allegedly at the hands of her son.

Kate Legodi, 75, owner of a daycare centre in Winterveldt, north of Pretoria, was found with a cracked skull.

Police say she was hacked several times over the head with a sharp object.

Her son, 43, has been arrested for the murder. Her 40-year-old adopted son disappeared soon after the murder and police are looking for him.

Loate police spokesman warrant officer Llifi Ramatlo said Legodi's body was discovered by one of her employees at about 11am last Thursday. It was found on the floor of her adopted son's bedroom, lying in a pool of blood.

Ramatlo said the suspect was due to appear in the GaRankuwa Magistrate's Court today.

Sandy Legodi, one of the victim's sons , described his brother as "troublesome". He said he "always picked fights with our mother whenever he needed money".

Sandy said employees were surprised when they arrived on Thursday morning and found the creche still closed. When there was still no sign of her hours later, they called him to say that his mother was missing.

He said they phoned him again a few minutes later and told him his mother was dead.

Legodi's death has shocked the GaRankuwa, Mabopane and Winterveldt Forum of which Legodi was a member.

"Sis Kate was our mother, sister and aunt, who showed us the ropes of running a successful daycare centre," said Lenah Segwai, deputy chairwoman of the GMW.

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Lets hope that the forensic team is just as careful with this murder site as they are with the Pistorius one. Kate deserves justice just as much as Reeva does.

This is getting ridiculous now. How does a man bash his own mother over the head? Do they have no conscience at all? The woman who bathed you, comforted you, nursed you and fed you stands before you and you bash her brains in? What kind of monster is that!

Feb 18, 2013 7:37 | 0 replies

@ Bizzabo
Flemza

dude I read about four of your comments this morning....you crack me up. Are you for real though?
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Thanks for the vision broer, at least there are also wiseman on this blog

Feb 18, 2013 1:3 | 0 replies

TjoVtjo
Thats why grown men should live in their own homes, not with their mothers.
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SA men dont know the meaning of having a backbone, let alone supporting themselves

Feb 18, 2013 12:4 | 0 replies

Vera.The.Ghost
This woman according to me committed suicide. The way she raised her kids, this was bound to happen, she spoiled them rotten.
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I expected that from you Reptile Rapist-in-Chief, defending your murdering and rapist friends. Just like you, they were milking her for her money. At 43?? still living off mum??? Why didn't your father cook you at birth for hyenas??? You are a disgrace to our fallen freedom fighters. According to you, women belong in the bedroom and kitchen, servicing your ever-expanding belly and your forever shrinking c**k

Feb 18, 2013 12:2 | 0 replies

MommaC
Lets hope that the forensic team is just as careful with this murder site as they are with the Pistorius one. Kate deserves justice just as much as Reeva does.

This is getting ridiculous now. How does a man bash his own mother over the head? Do they have no conscience at all? The woman who bathed you, comforted you, nursed you and fed you stands before you and you bash her brains in? What kind of monster is that!
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Whats even more shocking is, why a 43 year old is asking for money from his mother??? Murdering her for HER money?? That is why I have immediately concluded SA MEN ARE WORST COWARDS THE WORLD OVER. Spineless, useless, wastes of spaces. If I was the President, I'd nuke all the prisoners, and anyone who rapes and murders a woman or child, would be hung like a dog, his filthy carcass incinerated and thrown into the sea. These crusty oilslicks dont even deserve a grave in SA

Feb 18, 2013 11:56 | 0 replies

this is how generosity is rewarded, everyman for himself from now own. stupid gangs

Feb 18, 2013 11:31 | 0 replies

Thats why grown men should live in their own homes, not with their mothers.

Feb 18, 2013 10:43 | 0 replies

This woman according to me committed suicide. The way she raised her kids, this was bound to happen, she spoiled them rotten.

Feb 18, 2013 10:34 | 0 replies

My aarde, Sowetan! What was wrong with me questioning why our silly Flemza made such a silly comment?

Feb 18, 2013 9:46 | 0 replies

blood so=blood son

Feb 18, 2013 9:42 | 0 replies

@ Mrs.Lady
Guys is it me cause this is not making any sense

"Her son, 43, has been arrested for the murder. Her 40-year-old adopted son disappeared soon after the murder and police are looking for .
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maybe they are two different people. the blood so which is 43 and the adopted one which is 40. what can we say?

Feb 18, 2013 9:40 | 0 replies