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Police arrest boyfriend for alleged murder of girlfriend

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner North West



POTCHEFSTROOM - Klerksdorp Police arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the murder of his 25-year-old girlfriend on Sunday, 31 March 2024.

It is alleged that, the suspect, the victim and their friends were sitting together at their friends’ place at Brakspruit outside Klerksdorp when a fight ensued. The victim allegedly assaulted the boyfriend and the latter retaliated by beating her with fists until she fell down. According to reports, the victim was left lying on the floor and the owner of the room attempted to wake her up when he got back, but realised that she was not moving. He then alerted the friends and the boyfriend. An ambulance and the police were called and the victim was declared dead at the scene. The 30-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with murder. He is expected to appear before the Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 2 April 2024.

The Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, applauded the police for their quick reaction, which led to the arrest. He urged members of the community to resolve their differences amicably to avoid violent situations like this one.


Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani
082 373 9719