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Suspect arrested for alleged murder

Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo

POLOKWANE: The police at Naboomspruit in Waterberg District have arrested a 20-year-old woman in connection with the brutal murder of her alleged 25-year-old husband. The incident took place on a farm outside Mookgophong on Monday, 10 April 2023 at about 05:00 in the morning.

It is alleged that in the morning in question, the couple had a heated argument. According to the Information the suspect (wife) accused her husband (deceased) of having an affair. She allegedly stabbed her husband with a sharp object on the upper body. The victim was taken to hospital where he was certified dead on arrival.  The suspect was arrested.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has condemned the incident. "People experiencing relationship challenges are urged to seek professional assistance" concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe.

The suspect will appear before Mookgophong Magistrates’ Court soon on a charge of murder.


Media Enquiries:
Colonel Malesela Ledwaba
082 451 7180