Suspect in custody for alleged murder of girlfriend

A 33-year-old former security guard from Botshabelo is in police custody for alleged murder of his 32-year-old girlfriend.

Police were summoned to a shack in Section L, Botshabelo on 14 April 2020 after Dikeledi Masakala aged 32 was found dead on the bed. According to preliminary investigation she left her home on 11 April 2020 at about 15:00 to visit her boyfriend and she had informed her family that she will be back before dark.

She did not come back and on the 14 April 2020 her family went to the said shack to look for her. The shack belonging to the suspect’s uncle was locked and he was called to come and unlock his shack. Upon unlocking the door the family found their daughter dead on the bed and police were summoned to the scene.

A case of murder was opened for investigation, and the boyfriend was apprehended in the early hours of Thursday 23 April 2020 sleeping at his friend’s place at Section U, Botshabelo. He is expected to appear before Botshabelo Magistrates’ Court soon. Police appeals to community members to report missing people immediately to their nearest police station.

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