Limpopo man hands himself over to police for wife’s murder

A 42-year-old man is expected in the Dennilton magistrate’s court soon for the murder of his wife.

The man was on the run for several days before he handed himself over to the KwaMhlanga police station on Wednesday.

Limpopo police spokesperson, Colonel Malesela Ledwaba, confirmed that the gruesome incident took place on July 3 at Moteti Extension in Slovo, Dennilton.

Ledwaba explained: “The arrest follows the discovery of the body of a woman by community members on Monday last week. The body was discovered next to the road.

“It is alleged that the suspect was the last person seen with the deceased a day before the woman’s body was discovered. The two were seen at a local tavern and later left together.

“It appears that while walking home, the duo had a heated argument which resulted in the suspect fleeing the scene and leaving the woman bleeding. The suspect immediately went to his hiding place in KwaMhlanga in Mpumalanga.”

Police and emergency service personnel were called to the scene and declared the woman dead. A murder case was opened and a manhunt was launched for the man.

“The motive for the killing is unknown and the man is expected to appear in the Dennilton magistrate’s court soon on a murder charge,” Ledwaba said.

Provincial police commissioner in Limpopo, Lieutenant-General Thembi Hadebe, has condemned incidents of gender-based violence across the province.


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