Former police constable due to appear before court for murder of his girlfriend

NELSPRUIT – A 27-year-old former police Constable is expected to appear before the Standerton Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, Monday 07 June 2021, on allegations that he killed his 3-year-old girlfriend. The incident occurred at Sakhile near Standerton today.

The suspect stabbed his girlfriend several times at his place of residence then took the victim’s vehicle and went to inform police about what he did. He then led them together with the medical team to his house and upon arrival, a lifeless body of the woman was found in a pool of blood with visible stab wounds. Police opened a murder case and immediately arrested the suspect hence his court appearance.

Police also confiscated a sharp object at the scene which will form part of the investigation.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Major General Thulani Phahla has strongly condemned the incident and called on men to stop Gender-Based-Violence. “Women should be protected by men and not suffer senseless violence. We believe that justice will be served for this victim and her family. “concluded General Phahla.

Source: South African Police Service