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News: Provincial Commissioner commends speedy arrest of alleged ex-boyfriend after an educator is found murdered


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

POLOKWANE - The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the station Commander of Hlogotlou and her Team for arresting the 34-year-old suspect who had allegedly murdered the local Educator aged 27 at Dindela village on Saturday, 11 June 2022.

The victim previously laid a charge of rape against her ex-boyfriend last month and he was subsequently arrested. He was then released on R500-00 bail on 01 June 2022. The victim was found dead with multiple stab wounds in the bedroom of her house yesterday, 12 June 2022. Sexual assault cannot be ruled out. The deceased’s motor vehicle was found abandoned at Suiwerfontein fields yesterday.

The Station Commander led the local Task Team comprising of the Detective Commander, Visible Policing Commander and Detectives who were on standby conducted an operation and managed to apprehend the suspect. He was allegedly found in possession of the deceased’s cellphone and her car keys.

“I am elated and pleased by the manner in which the Station Commander and her team handled this case. This shall not only restore confidence of the Hlogotlou community in the Police but will also send a clear message that the loud cries of women of this country are not falling on deaf ears, said Lieutenant General Hadebe.

“We shall stop at nothing to ensure that justice is not only done, but must be seen to be done”. Concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe.

The deceased has been identified as Dudu Masango and was an Educator at Segolola Secondary School.

The suspect will face charges of murder and house robbery and will appear in Nebo Magistrate's Court soon.


Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo
082 876 6429


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