Man arrested for alleged murder of his girlfriend

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

A  23-year-old man is expected to appear in the Lehurutse Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 7 September 2021. He was arrested after he allegedly killed his 21-year-old girlfriend on Saturday, 4 September 2021, at Gopane Village outside Zeerust in North West Province.

It is alleged that the couple were from a local tavern when they quarrelled.

Colonel Amanda Funani of Northwest Police said allegations further state that the suspect dragged the victim to the nearby bushes where he assaulted and strangled her. “Subsequently, he went home leaving the girlfriend’s lifeless body in the bushes.”

Funani added that the suspect disclosed the incident to his mother and she reported this to the police. 

Police went to investigate and discovered the body. The suspect was arrested and charged with murder.

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, condemned the incident and congratulated the Motswedi Detectives for acting fast in arresting the suspect. The Provincial Commissioner instructed the detectives to make sure that they oppose bail. 

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