POLOKWANE – Police apprehend a 39-year-old man for the alleged murder of his partner

POLOKWANE – The South African Police Service in Motetema outside Groblersdal, arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly killing his partner aged 54 at Ga Motsepe section in Tafelkop Village.

It is alleged that on Friday 27 November 2020, the victim’s brother found her sister lying in a pool of blood, severely injured on her face at the yard outside her room. Allegedly the brother broke open the burglar door to her room which was locked, but he was surprised when he finds her boyfriend inside her room sleeping. The suspect then left the scene to his place.

The police and emergency services were summoned to the scene and swiftly responded. On arrival the woman was certified dead by the EMS and she was identified as Ivy Chikane.

The police started with the initial investigations which led to the arrest of the alleged boyfriend.

The motive behind this killing is still not clear at this stage but domestic related violence may not be ruled out.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has strongly condemned this incident as women and children are continuously harmed and killed by their loved ones or people who supposed to protect them.

The suspect will soon appear before the Motetema Magistrate Court.

The police investigations are still continuing.