Alleged lovers triangle leads to murder


A case of murder was opened at Boithuso Police Station in Botshabelo after a fight between two males ended badly on New Year’s Day.

According to the police, it is alleged that the 47-year-old murder suspect arrived at his girlfriend’s home in F-Section in Botshabelo and found the 46-year-old deceased at the house. A fight broke out and the suspect stabbed the deceased in the chest with a knife.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital in an ambulance where he succumbed to the injury. The suspect was arrested on Sunday 2 January. He appeared in Botshabelo Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 4 January, where he was released on warning to be in court again on Monday 7 February.

Compiled by Sazly Hartzenberg