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Lephalale TVET student murder suspect will appear in court

The 35-year-old man will appear in the Lep­ha­lale Magistrate’s Court on Thurs­day (today) for the alleged mur­der of his part­ner.

His arrest fol­lows an inci­dent in which he alleged­ly stabbed to death, Jer­mi­na Ratau (30) at Mahlakung Infor­mal Set­tle­ment in Onver­watcht, Lep­ha­lale.

Ratau from Sekhukhu­ni, Limpopo was a stu­dent at TVET Col­lege in Lep­ha­lale.

Limpopo police spokesper­son, Colonel Moat­she Ngoepe con­firmed mem­bers of the com­mu­ni­ty alert­ed police and med­ical emer­gency ser­vices to the inci­dent, say­ing upon arrival they found the woman with seri­ous stab wounds. She was cer­ti­fied dead at the scene.

“They allege the cou­ple were argu­ing before the sus­pect stabbed the woman sev­er­al times with a sharp object and fled the scene,” said Colonel Ngoepe.

Colonel Ngoepe said police arrest­ed the sus­pect on Wednes­day, March 25.

“The cir­cum­stance behind the inci­dent is not known at this stage, but police may not rule out the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a domes­tic vio­lence.

The Provin­cial Com­mis­sion­er Police, Lieu­tenant Gen­er­al Nneke Led­wa­ba con­demned the inci­dent with the strongest pos­si­ble terms, adding that police will not allow the con­tin­u­ous acts of gen­der-based vio­lence still preva­lent in some parts of the Province.

In Feb­ru­ary 12, Lesi­ba Zacharia Moabi (36) made his first appear­ance in the same court, accused for bru­tal­ly killing a 27 year old Lep­ha­lale TVET Col­lege stu­dent, Tshi­di Mocheko.

The sus­pect was arrest­ed at Mara­pong town­ship in Lep­ha­lale. This after the body of the deceased was found in the yard at Onverwacht.

“Cou­ples expe­ri­enc­ing dif­fi­cul­ties in their rela­tion­ship for any rea­son, should seek pro­fes­sion­al assis­tance and sup­port. They should  refrain from the vio­lent behav­iour,” added Gen­er­al Led­wa­ba.

Colonel Ngoepe said police inves­ti­ga­tions are still con­tin­u­ing.

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