Limpopo medic wanted for murder turns himself in to police

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Limpopo medic wanted for murder turns himself in to police

A Limpopo medical doctor who had been on the run for a week after he allegedly killed his 25-year-old student girlfriend in Venda handed himself to the police on Friday.

Police spokeswoman Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the doctor has been charged with murder after he handed himself to Thohoyandou police.

Police said the 25-year-old Refilwe Makoma Mapaana’s body was found with stab wounds in the doctor’s house at Tshilidzini Hospital yard last weekend. She was a student at the University of Venda in Thohoyandou.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect and the deceased were lovers and the deceased was from Nkowankowa outside Tzaneen. The motive of the killing is still not known but domestic violence may not be ruled out,” Ngoepe said at the time.

The doctor was expected to appear in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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