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2021/09/30      |  Written By:  Colonel A Myburgh   |   Province:  North West

POTCHEFSTROOM: 30 September 2021:  Christopher Koketso Melore (44) appeared before the Taung Magistrates’ Court yesterday, for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Tshegofatso Mabebe (38). He was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on Wednesday, 6 October 2021.

The accused's court appearance stems from his apprehension on Monday, 27 September 2021, after initial investigations identified him as the alleged perpetrator. That was after police were summoned to a murder scene earlier the same day, where Mabebe's lifeless body was found with multiple head injuries at about 07:15, in the street at Rooiwal Village, Taung.

It is alleged that Melore found the girlfriend with another boyfriend at his house the previous night (Sunday, 26 September 2021) and assaulted her.

Preliminary investigation revealed that at the time of the arrest, Melore was on parole after being sentenced to eight years imprisonment for murdering his then girlfriend, Babuang Portia Ramose (34) in Pudimoe in December 2009.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, who is saddened by the incident, has once more requested couples to resolve their differences peacefully rather than resorting to violence and to seek professional assistance from social workers and other professionals.