A woman who stabbed her twin sister to death to appear in court

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The Police in Moletlane near Zebediela arrested a 36-year-old woman for allegedly stabbing her twin sister to death during an incident that took place on Wednesday 18  January 2023  in Ga-Mogotlane village. The suspect was arrested on Friday after being on the run.

Limpopo Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the police were called to the scene of domestic violence and on their arrival they found a female victim lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds.

“The victim who was identified as Lerato Mphahlele(36) was certified dead on the scene. A case of murder was opened and preliminary investigation revealed that the victim got into a heated argument with her twin sister who then fetched a knife and stabbed her several times”.

Mojapelo added that the suspect further chopped the sister with an axe before fleeing the scene. “She was tracked down and arrested on Friday, January 20, while hiding at her boyfriend’s house in the nearby village”.

Meanwhile, Limpopo Police Commisioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe said the incident is very disturbing and unfortunate.

The suspect will appear in the Moletlane Periodical Court on Monday 23 January 2023 facing a charge of murder.

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