Police said a man was killed in an accident on the R23 near Standerton while transporting the body of his girlfriend, who he had murdered just hours before.
According to police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala the murder happened on Tuesday.
He said two couples had a party in one of the couple’s flats when one couple was allegedly involved in an argument. A 31-year-old man stabbed his 33-year-old girlfriend to death during the argument.
Mohlala said according to their information, the other couple then assisted the man in loading the woman’s body in her motor vehicle with the intent to conceal the body.
While the trio was driving on the R23 with the body of the woman in the vehicle, they collided with a truck.
“Earlier on, it was believed that it was indeed just an ordinary accident; however, upon intensive investigation by a team of detectives, the evidence proved otherwise,” said Mohlala.
The man accused of the murder was killed in thehorrific accident.
As for the couple who assisted him, the woman was also killed in the accident while her boyfriend was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
The man was taken and admitted to the Standerton Hospital
Mohlala said police are investigating cases of murder and culpable homicide.
The identity of the murdered woman or her boyfriend was not yet known.
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