A 35-year-old man appeared in court on Monday charged with first degree murder after the headless body of his girlfriend was found in the couple’s home. file image.
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- A Soweto man appeared in court on Monday for allegedly beheading his girlfriend.
- Her body was found draped under a bed, while her head was found in a plastic bucket.
- The couple’s minor children are now with the suspect’s parents.
A Soweto man appeared in court on Monday after he was arrested for dismembering and killing his girlfriend.
The woman’s body was found at the couple’s home in Jabulani, Soweto, on Saturday.
A relative of the deceased, as well as others who knew the couple, said the woman’s head was found in a bucket in their apartment.
Nkololeko Vihla, a friend of the accused, said he recommended the couple seek help after several violent encounters, mostly initiated by the suspect.
“They were fighting in front of us. They scolded him on many occasions. Another issue is that he was very jealous. They have two minor children together.”
He must tell the police the truth. It was inside his home where the body was found wrapped in black garbage bags. The head was inside a bucket. He cannot claim that he did not know who killed his partner. If he does not do so, he must reveal who did it.
The couple’s children are now with the accused’s parents.
Gauteng police spokesman Colonel Demakatsu Nifohulu said that while the 35-year-old was arrested on Saturday, details of what happened remain unclear.
“On July 8, the police responded to a complaint of a murder in Jabulani Flats. Upon arrival, they found a dead body wrapped in a plastic bag. The circumstances surrounding the incident are not clear at this point,” Nivholoy said.
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