A 30-year-old man and a 23-year-old female suspect alleged to be his ex-girlfriend appeared before a Mokerong Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, October 20 over murder.
It was gathered that the deceased, a 25-year-old woman identified as Lebogang Matlou, was brutally murdered by the suspect who is her boyfriend in Limpopo, South Africa.
The suspect and his ex girlfriend were arrested after Lebogang’s body was found lying in his home at Mosesetjane in Mahwelereng policing area on Sunday.
Confirming the incident in a statement, the Limpopo spokesperson of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, said the deceased was stabbed multiple times.
“The police were called to the scene and on arrival, they found the body with visible injuries and immediately commenced with investigations,” he said.
“The provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has strongly condemned this incident of gender-based violence and has commended the police for apprehending the suspects a day [after] the brutal killing.”
Martha Matlou, mother to deceased said:
“Lebo was home the whole Saturday doing home chores. She went to bed, later she told me that her sister asked her to bring cash at a wedding just before 21h00. I slept hoping she will come back. In the morning our neighbor asked me to check if Lebo is home because he just heard that there are police vehicles at his boyfriend’s home and it seems like there was a fight between them.”
“On my arrival I was then told that this sad and tragic incident might have happened around 03h00. My child was brutally killed and chances are that the suspect will not be locked in jail. Because of that family history of killing people and always getting away with murder I advised my child to end the relationship but she ignored me. It is unfortunate she had to die like that.”