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The Limpopo Provincial Commissioner welcomes the arrest of a suspect, condemns GBV incident

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Limpopo


POLOKWANE - The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has strongly condemned the Gender Based Violence (GBV) incident which led to the brutal murder of a 27-year-old woman at Millenium Park under Mahwelereng precinct on Monday, 18 September 2023. The Provincial Commissioner further welcomed the arrest of the suspect in this incident.

According to information, the deceased was staying with the 32-year-old suspect, believed to be her boyfriend, when they suddenly had a heated argument and started to fight. During the altercation, a 27-year-old woman was stabbed with an unknown sharp object and collapsed.

The victim was found by her boyfriend's sister lying on a bed with serious head injuries. Police and members of the Emergency Medical Services were summoned at the scene and she was certified dead upon their arrival.

The boyfriend was located and interrogated about the incident and it was later discovered that he was responsible for the murder of a 27-year-old woman and was immediately nabbed on the spot.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Mahwelereng Magistrate court soon facing a charge of murder.

Police investigations are continuing.


Colonel Malesela Ledwaba
082 451 7180