Suspect arrested for alleged murder of his girlfriend soon after she was released by court

POLOKWANE – The Police in Hlogotlou have arrested a 45-year-old man for killing his alleged girlfriend Zindle Mokoena (21), soon after she was released by court yesterday, following an incident that took place in Monsterlus village outside Sekhukhune in which the deceased assaulted and seriously injured the suspect on Tuesday, 04 October 2022.
The deceased was arrested on charges of Assault GBH after the couple allegedly had an altercation at the man’s house and the woman ended up stabbing the boyfriend with a sharp object. She was arrested on Thursday, 06 October 2022 and appeared before the Nebo Magistrate’s Court yesterday, Friday 07 October 2022 where she was released on free bail. The victim thereafter went to the local tavern and her boyfriend whom she had assaulted, arrived at the tavern at about 19:45 and dragged her to her house which is next to the tavern. Upon arrival, he stabbed her several times, killing her instantly.
The suspect was arrested on the scene after police were notified. Police have opened a case of murder.
The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has slammed the incident and called for harsh consequences against the suspect who should have never taken the law into his hands.
The suspect will appear in the Nebo Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 10 October 2022 facing a charge of murder.
Police investigations continue.

Source: South African Police Service