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Man arrested for murder after body of woman found in steel case

A man who allegedly murdered his girlfriend and stuffed her body in a steel case in Mpumalanga has been arrested. The 32-year-old victim was last seen by her family in Kwamhlanga last week Sunday.

The man informed her family that she had gone to the clinic after she was reported missing. The victim’s bruised half n@ked body was discovered inside the case at her boyfriend’s house on Friday.

Police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi said, “It’s also surfaced that he is a wanted suspect in Limpopo for serious crimes ranging between rape and other crimes. We are still investigating and we are also uncovering that also in Mpumalanga there are cases that he is likely to face.

Minister of women in the presidency Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said they have heard the cries of women who are calling for an end to the scourge of gender violence. Nkoana-Mashabane addressed a group of protesters outside Parliament on Saturday.

Man arrested for murder

She received their memorandum of demands which includes victim support, and dealing with human trafficking among others. Undeterred by the rain, aggrieved women and men dressed in black and clutching umbrellas were determined to stand up for the rights of women and children.

Their drenched placards displayed messages reading ‘I am next’ and ‘My body is not an invitation’. Giselle Esau said she fears people have become desensitized by the abuse and killings of women and children. If I can’t feel safe in my own country and home then we have to do something about it. People are getting murdered and people aren’t even getting surprised by that.

In other news – Police officers spent R5.3m on fake EFF and Fees Must Fall investigations – report

A pair of top officers are believed to have paid money from a crime intelligence slush fund to ‘informants’ which didn’t exist. A report in the Sunday Independent accuses top police officers of looting crime intelligence funds to the tune of R5.3 million.

Vuyani Pambo


The publication says an internal report shows that these officials embarked on supposed investigations into the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Fees Must Fall movement leadership, but spent the money meant for these investigations on luxury hotels. read more

Source: msn