A 36-year-old man appeared in Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 7 March 2022, for the murder of his wife.
Gabriel Modise is suspected to have doused his wife with flammable liquid and set her alight in an open area in Tielman Roos Street, Olive Hill.
The 33-year-old victim is reported to have suffered serious burns on her face and neck and was admitted to hospital on Friday, 28 January 2022. She unfortunately succumbed to the injuries and passed away on Thursday, 24 February 2022.
The police received the report from the hospital and a case of Murder was opened at Navalsig Police Station.
The 36-year-old husband was arrested at his home in Glenmare Street, Olive Hill near Bloemfontein.
The suspect appeared in court and the case was postponed to Monday, 14 March 2022 for a formal bail application. The suspect is remanded into further police custody.