Hlokomelo Mabogale |
The Limpopo Police have arrested a 32-year-old husband for allegedly killing his 52-year-old wife at Nwadzekudzeku village on Friday afternoon. The suspect buried the body in a shallow grave which was dug inside their shack.
The provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the couple was reportedly staying together in the area. “The local residents apparently became curious when they noticed that there were no movements in the yard for the entire day on Wednesday 06 January 2021. This after the couple was allegedly heard arguing the previous evening at around 21:30.”
However, on Thursday morning, they then decided to check what was going on and on entering the premises, traces of bloodstains were allegedly seen through the window of a shack..
Mojapelo said some community members were met by unpleasant smell coming from a shack erected in front of the house. “They then decided to forcefully open the door of the shack after their calls went unanswered and discovered the shallow grave.” Added Mojalefa.
The police were immediately called and the body of a 53-year-old woman was exhumed from the shallow grave. The police are still tracing her family to notify them about the tragedy.
Mojalefa said the motive for the murder is unknown at this stage but domestic violence cannot be ruled out.
The suspect, who was arrested after he handed himself over to the police in Malamulele, will face a charge of murder. He will appear in Giyani Magistrate’s Court on Monday.