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Mzamba police investigating fatal stabbing and hanging of couple

Jul 24, 2019
Mzamba police investigating fatal stabbing and hanging of couple

Mzamba - Police in Mzamba are investigating a murder and an inquest docket that occurred in Msomi Locality in Mbizana between Monday, at about 18:00, and Tuesday, at about 19:00.

According to police spokeserson, Captain Raphael Motloung, it is alleged that a 32-year-old deceased male was a caretaker at a local homestead and he was last seen with his 20-year-old girlfriend on Monday, at about 18:00, and they were both never seen again.

"Efforts were made to contact them on their cell phones, but they both didn’t respond to the calls made," Capt Motloung said.

"The girlfriend’s relative went to check where the boyfriend stayed, and on her arrival, she found the deceased (the girlfriend) lying in a pool of blood, dead and the boyfriend hanging with a rope around his neck tied from the roof in the house/room where he stayed."

He said that when the police arrived on the scene, they found that the girl was murdered and she had her throat slit as there was a sharp knife / big dagger next to the body.

"The motive behind the killings is unknown at this stage & the police are investigating the case and anyone with information should contact Mzamba Police on 039 305 8063."

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