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Kwaaiman man arrested for rape and murder after girlfriend's body found with stab wound

Dec 19, 2018
Kwaaiman man arrested for rape and murder after girlfriend's body found with stab wound

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after his 18-year-old girlfriend was found dead with a stab wound on her upper body in a bush at Willow locality, in Kwaaiman, outside Mqanduli, on Tuesday, at about 08h30.

"The deceased who was last seen on Saturday was found lying in a pool of blood by a passerby, who went to fetch wood and she raised alarm to the community who alerted the police," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"The community of that area apprehended the deceased's boyfriend (20 years), who allegedly was last seen looking everywhere for the deceased on Saturday evening and was handed over to the police."

Kwaaiman man expected in court for girlfriend's murder

Capt Koena said that hee will appear before the Mqanduli Magistrate's Court facing charges of rape and murder.

"We're disappointed by this incident as we are from the 16 Days of Activism where we all were discouraging violence against women and children," said Acting Cluster Commander Brigadier Nomawethu Makonza.

"Let me take this opportunity to thank Willow community for assisting police in arresting the suspect. Together we can do more."

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