An East London man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his mother to death in hospital.
The man's mother (59) was in a chronic care hospital in East London when the incident took place.
"It is alleged that on Sunday, 13 March 2016 at about 12:00, the son visited his mother in her hospital ward. The nurses are alleged to have discovered the lifeless body of the woman lying on her bed with stab wounds to the throat and stomach during feeding time," the SAPS said in a statement.
The 27-year-old suspect was found hiding in a hospital toilet with a knife in his possession, police added.
The suspect will appear in the East London Magistrate's Court "soon", facing a charge of murder.