Husband arrested for killing his wife

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A 52-year-old man has been arrested along with his two accomplices aged 40 and 48 for allegedly killing his estranged wife(47) whose body was found in a pool of blood at her home in Onverwacht outside Lephalale town in June 2021.

The intelligence-driven investigation established that the deceased’s husband allegedly hired two hitmen to kill his wife, Sbongile Ditsela at their house in Onverwacht.

Limpopo Police spokesperson Colonel Mamphaswa Seabi said on the day in question, the suspect had come to the house to make arrangements to collect his daughter after school. “After the domestic worker opened for him, he went straight to the bedroom where he found his wife lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds”.

Seabi said the police were called to the scene and upon arrival, they found that the suspects broke the window to gain access to the bedroom without anyone inside the house noticing. “The suspects took the deceased’s cellphone and car keys.The deceased was also found strangled with a rope”.

The first suspect was arrested on October 7 in Ga-Makanye village under Mankweng policing area.The deceased’s husband was arrested on Sunday at his other house in Ga-Seleka village in  Lephalale and the third was arrested in the early hours of Monday,11 October 2022 in Mankweng

They appeared in court on Tuesday and the case is postponed to 14 October 2022 for formal bail application.

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