A 34-year-old man is expected to appear in the Schweizer-Reneke Magistrates’ Court in connection with the alleged murder of his 27-year-old pregnant girlfriend.
The suspect’s court appearance came after he was nabbed on Saturday, 19 December 2020. According to information received, the suspect who is from Taung was visiting the victim at Extension 8, Ipelegeng Location. It is alleged the suspect and her seven month pregnant girlfriend had an argument. The suspect was allegedly accusing the girlfriend of cheating when he is not around.
According to allegations, the angry suspect stabbed his girlfriend with a knife in the chest in front of her mother’s house. The suspect then took the victim to the local clinic where she died. The suspect was arrested at the victim’s home the same day and was charged with murder. Depending on post-mortem results, an additional charge of murder may be added.
The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena condemned the incident that took place a week after the 16 Days Of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children. He reiterated that crimes against women and children are a national priority and that the police will do everything possible to make sure that the suspect remains in custody.
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