Husband to appear in court for wife’s murder

POTCHEFSTROOM – A 28-year-old man is expected to appear before the Potchefstroom Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 10 January 2022 on a charge of murder.

The suspect’s court appearance stems from his apprehension on Thursday, 6 January 2022, following an incident wherein the body of 34-year-old Thuleka Zabezolo was found inside a house in Extension 11, Ikageng near Potchefstroom.

It is alleged that the victim and the suspect, who is her husband, had an argument at about 02:00 on Thursday, 6 January 2022. The neighbours, who heard the victim screaming, called the local police who rushed to the scene, where they managed to gain access into the house. The victim was found lying in a pool of blood with numerous stab wounds on her chest and severe head injuries. Her three-year-old son (from a previous relationship) was rescued from the house unharmed. Zabezolo was declared dead on the scene by Emergency and Medical Rescue Services (EMRS). Consequently the police arrested the suspect.

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, has condemned in the strongest possible terms this act of violence. He reiterated that the police will do everything in their power to ensure that the suspect is held accountable for his conduct.

Source: South African Police Service