A man killed his girlfriend and thereafter hanged himself

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A 45-year-old man allegedly assaulted and killed his girlfriend and thereafter hanged himself on Sunday, 22 January 2023 in Seshego outside Polokwane. Police were summoned to the scene at a house in Extention 133 at about 07:00 and on their arrival, they found the body of a 41-year-old woman with bruises on her back lying inside the bedroom and that of her boyfriend hanging from the roof rafters in the passage.

Limpopo Police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo it is believed that the boyfriend assaulted his girlfriend until she lost her life and then hanged himself. “The two bodies were only discovered in the morning by the two children aged 9 and 13. The deceased were identified as Rachel Madubanya (41) and her boyfriend Albert Mokgonyana (45).

The motive behind the incident is unknown at this stage but domestic violence cannot be ruled out.

Meanwhile, Limpopo Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe strongly condemned this incident. Police have opened cases of murder and inquest. Investigations are continuing.

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