POTCHEFSTROOM -A 38-year-old man was apprehended on Thursday, 3 November 2022, for the alleged murder of his 33-year-old girlfriend in Lomanyaneng, outside Mahikeng.
According to information, the suspect and the victim, who are both residing at Lotlhakane village, had an argument on Saturday, 30 November 2022.
That was after the girlfriend refused to accompany him to Kimberley in the Northern Cape. The suspect (boyfriend) again visited the girlfriend on Wednesday, 2 November 2022, at her home and allegedly stabbed the victim on her upper body.
He then fled the scene and went to his employer’s house in Matlhonyane village. Consequent to being told about the incident, the employer called the police who arrested and transported the suspect to a local hospital, after he told them that he drank poison after stabbing his girlfriend. The suspect is currently under police guard at the hospital and is expected to appear in court as soon as he is released.
Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, condemned the incident. He congratulated Lomanyaneng Detectives for acting fast in arresting the suspect to ensure that he faces the full might of the law.
Source: South African Police Service