Boyfriend arrested after murdering his girlfriend

ELLIOTDALE – A 35-year-old male from Gusi Administrative area, Mount Plesent Location outside Elliotdale has been arrested last night following the missing person case that is being investigated by the Detectives.

The arrest follows after a 34-year-old woman was reported missing at Elliotdale SAPS beginning of June 2021. It is alleged that the woman went missing while she visited her boyfriend in Elliotdale and never returned home. Thorough investigation led to the arrest of his boyfriend for murdering her in June 2021. Upon investigation Police found out that he murdered his girlfriend and he pointed out the scene of crime where the deceased remains were found. He was immediately arrested and charged for Murder.

The suspect is appearing at Elliotdale Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 06 July 2021.

The District Commissioner Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu said this sends a strong message to perpetrators that we will continue fighting the scourge of Gender Based Violence and Femicide in our area and we will left no stone unturned in ensuring that perpetrators are behind bars and facing the full might of law.

Source: South African Police Service