Police promise swift justice after man arrested for girlfriend's murder

A 58-year-old has been arrested after the body of his girlfriend was found in an open veld.
A 58-year-old has been arrested after the body of his girlfriend was found in an open veld.
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A 58-year-old man was arrested after the body of his girlfriend was found in open veld in Stinkwater‚ north of Pretoria‚ police said on Tuesday.

The 39-year-old woman was reported missing on Sunday and police immediately launched a search operation.

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said her body was found in the early hours of Monday morning.

He said the motive for the murder was unknown at this stage.

The man is expected to appear in the Moretele magistrate's court on a charge of murder on Wednesday.

"Police will continue to prioritise crime committed against women and children and would like to emphasise that there is no waiting period for reporting a missing person. If reported‚ police will act immediately‚" said Masondo.

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