SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE, OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER, MPUMALANGA Nelspruit:
Tomorrow, 15 January 2015, a 35-year-old man is expected to appear before the Bethal Magistrates’ Court facing an allegation of murder.
His appearance stems from the discovery of the body of a 20 year old woman, Betty Mlotshwa, which was discovered on 2 December 2014 in a backroom used by the suspect. It is alleged that the elders of the house where the body was found became suspicious when they noticed that their son had not been seen for a few days.
They then discovered the body covered with blankets. The cause of death appeared to be stabbing with a sharp object. The man apparently fled the area after having committed the murder, hence his arrest yesterday at Embalenhle near Secunda.
The acting Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Major General (A) Meshack Nogwanya, thanked the community for assisting the police with crucial information that led to the arrest of the suspect.
“I appreciate the manner in which the community willingly worked closely with the police. Crime is a thorn in all our sides,” said Major General Nogwanya.
When the suspect was charged for the murder, it was established that he was on parole for a house-breaking case that took place in 2011 and he was also linked to a business robbery that occurred at Embalenhle early in 2014.
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Source : South African Police Service