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Miner hacks 'cheating' lover to death

By unknown | Sep 29, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

The police in Tubatse near Burgersfort have arrested a mineworker for allegedly hacking his girlfriend to death with a panga.

The woman's body was discovered in the wee hours of yesterday morning.

The 24-year-old man allegedly accused the woman, 20, of having an affair. They seem have been experiencing problems in their relationship.

The man is employed at a mine in the area. The woman was taken to Dilokong Hospital but was certified dead on arrival. Her identity has not been revealed.

The suspect is expected to appear in the local magistrate's court today.

In an unrelated incident the police have opened an attempted murder case and theft of a firearm after a 20-year-old man from Lebowakgomo allegedly shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself.

The man allegedly stole his father's firearm from a safe and shot his girlfriend after accusing her of cheating on him.


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