Ex-boyfriend arrested for the MURDER of Limpopo educator

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A 34-year-old man was arrested for the alleged murder of a 27-year-old local educator at Dindela village, in Limpopo over the weekend.

EX-BOYFRIEND ALLEGEDLY MURDERS EDUCATOR GIRLFRIEND

According to Limpopo police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, the victim [educator] was found dead with multiple stab wounds in the bedroom of her house on Sunday, 12 June 2022. 

“The victim previously laid a charge of rape against her ex-boyfriend last month. He was subsequently arrested and then released on R500 bail on 1 June 2022. Sexual assault cannot be ruled out,”

said Mojapelo.

The educator’s motor vehicle was found abandoned at Suiwerfontein fields on Sunday.

The Hlogotlou Station Commander led the local Task Team comprising of the Detective Commander, Visible Policing Commander and Detectives who were on standby, conducted an operation and managed to apprehend the suspect. 

He was allegedly found in possession of the deceased’s cellphone and her car keys.

POLICE COMMENDED GOOD WORK DONE IN THE CASE

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the station Commander of Hlogotlou and her Team for arresting the suspect.

“I am elated and pleased by the manner in which the Station Commander and her team handled this case. This shall not only restore confidence of the Hlogotlou community in the police but will also send a clear message that the loud cries of women of this country are not falling on deaf ears.”

“We shall stop at nothing to ensure that justice is not only done but must be seen to be done,”

said Hadebe.

Furthermore, the suspect will face charges of murder and house robbery and will appear in Nebo Magistrate’s Court soon.

Mojapelo added that the deceased has been identified as Dudu Masango and was an educator at Segolola Secondary School

TWO GIRLS WERE RAPED ON THEIR WAY HOME

Meanwhile, two primary school learners from Gogobole village in Vhembe West Education District were raped by two unknown men last week Thursday.

Police have since launched a manhunt for the two men who allegedly raped the girls on their way home from school. 

The family violence, child protection and sexual offences (FCS) unit are investigating the case.

Anyone with information that can help the police with their investigation should contact Lieutenant Colonel Maphefo Machaba on 082 451 7163.

ALSO READ: Two Limpopo girls raped on their way home from school

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