Suspect arrested for stabbing a woman to death

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Police in Lulekani outside Phalaborwa arrested a 35-year-old suspect within two hours after he allegedly stabbed to death a 34-year-old woman believed to be his ex-girlfriend. The incident happened on Friday 31 December 2021 at about 21:00 at Matiko Xikaya village.

The suspect reportedly arrived at Matiko Xikaya village and found the victim at certain premises. Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the suspect allegedly stabbed the woman several times after a heated argument and then fled the scene on foot.

“The Police were called and on arrival, they found the victim bleeding profusely on the floor. The ambulance was summoned but the victim was declared dead at the scene by medical personnel. The deceased was identified as Sibongile Nobela.”

Mojapelo added that the Police initial investigations commenced and soon received information that the suspect had boarded a vehicle en route to Tzaneen. “They responded swiftly and the vehicle matching the description given was spotted along the R71 road towards Tzaneen and was pulled off.  The suspect was immediately arrested and the alleged murder weapon confiscated.”

The suspect will appear in Lulekani magistrate court on Monday 03 January 2022, facing a murder charge.

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