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Centane man arrested after assaulting and killing his wife

Dec 2, 2019
Centane man arrested after assaulting and killing his wife

Centane - Police in Centane arrested a 29-year-old man for alleged murder of his 25-year-old wife.

"It is alleged that the 25-year-old woman was assaulted on Friday at about 21h00 at her home at Vuso Locality, Qoboqobo Village in Centane," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The motive for the murder is unknown and it is not clear if there were other relatives when the suspect assaulted his wife to death.

"The deceased was identified as Nonkoliso Nanku.

"The suspect will appear before the Centane Magistrate’s Court on Monday facing a murder charge."

Eastern Cape Police Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga, was shocked that a man, who is supposed to protect his wife is the one, who is implicated in her murder.

Lt Gen Ntshinga furthermore condemned the murder of the 25-year-old defenceless woman.

At the same time, she applauded Centane police for their swift actions resulting in the arrest of the suspect.

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