Police have not ruled out domestic violence after finding woman brutally murdered, man dead

27 May 2020 - 11:09 By Shonisani Tshikalange
Though the motive for the murder of a woman is still not known, the police said they could not rule out domestic violence. Police in Giyani have opened an inquest and a case of murder.
Though the motive for the murder of a woman is still not known, the police said they could not rule out domestic violence. Police in Giyani have opened an inquest and a case of murder.
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Police have opened a case of murder and an inquest after an incident in which a 45-year-old woman was found brutally murdered in the early hours of Tuesday at Makhuva village in the Giyani policing area.

Limpopo police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo said the woman was allegedly killed by a 42-year-old man believed to be her live-in boyfriend.

Mojapelo said the man was later found hanging from the rafters of his one-roomed house in an apparent suicide.

“The motive for the incident is not known at this stage but domestic violence cannot be ruled out. Both deceased are foreigners who were reportedly staying at Makhuva village,” he said

Limpopo police commissioner Lt-Gen Nneke Ledwaba condemned the incident and has strongly urged community members experiencing domestic challenges to seek help from professionals rather than resorting to violence.


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