A 30-year-old man was arrested after allegedly beating his girlfriend to death after the couple Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape.
Police spokesperson Captain Gerda Swart said the man handed himself over to police on Friday evening.
“It is alleged that the couple argued on Thursday, 25 November 2021, at about 23:30, at their residence in Jam Ally, Greenfield, Kwazakele. The boyfriend allegedly assaulted the woman with a pipe. He then covered her with a blanket and left her lying on the floor,” she said.
She said the following day, the man went to work, and when he returned, he discovered that she was not moving.
“The man went to the Kwazakele police station where he handed himself over to the police, and he was subsequently arrested for the murder. The suspect will appear before the New Brighton Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 29 November 2021, on a charge of murder,” Swart.
Acting Nelson Mandela Bay District Commissioner Brigadier Tandiswa Kupiso has strongly condemned the murder.
“Especially as we observe 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign and added that the rights of women and children need to be protected by all of our community,” Kupiso said.
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