35 Year old man arrested for murdering his girlfriend

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It is alleged that a 35 year old suspect was seen pushing a wheelbarrow thrown with blankets at the open space between Caleb Motshabi and Mafora Section this morning at about 05:30. One person stopped and asked him where he was going and saw foot sticking out of the wheelbarrow.

When the man realised that the passerby saw what he had in the wheel barrow, the 35 year old man ran away. He was then caught by community members a block away.

Police were called to the scene and they found community members busy assaulting the suspect. Kagisanong police had to rescue the suspect and he was taken to Pelonomi Hospital with injuries. 

The decomposing body of his 31 year old girlfriend was discovered in the wheelbarrow. The victim had wounds on her inner arm and thigh.

A case of murder was registered at Kagisanong Police Station and the postmortem results will indicate the cause of death and if the victim was raped. The suspect is under police guard in a critical condition at Pelonomi Hospital

Issued by FS SAPS