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Graaff Reinet man in court for allegedly fatally stabbing girlfriend

Dec 17, 2019
Graaff Reinet man in court for allegedly fatally stabbing girlfriend

Graaff Reinet - A 31-year-old man is expected in court on Tuesday after he was arrested by Graaff Reinet police for the alleged murder of his 26-year-old girlfriend.

"It is alleged that the 26-year-old woman was stabbed to death on Saturday, at about l6h00, at her home at Vrygronde, Umasizakhe in Graaff Reinet," said police spokesperson, Captain Bradley Rawlinson.

"The motive for the murder is unknown and it is not clear. The victim and the suspect were in a relationship."

He said that the deceased was identified as Charmaine Barendse.

"The suspect will appear before the Graaff- Reinet Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday facing a murder charge."

Graaff-Reinet SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Rudolph Adolph, expressed his shock that a man, who is supposed to be in a relationship with this woman, is the one, who is implicated in her murder.

Brigadier Rudolph Adolph commended Graaff Reinet police for their swift actions resulting in the arrest of the suspect.

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