Man denied bail for killing ‘girlfriend’ with frying pan

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The man allegedly picked up a frying pan and brutally assaulted the woman with it until she became unconscious.

The 31-year-old man accused of killing his 40-year-old alleged girlfriend with a frying pan has been denied bail in the Kanyamazane Periodic Court today.

The accused, Henry Sambo, was involved in a heated argument with his ‘girlfriend’ last Wednesday after alleging she had cheated on him.

It was alleged the man had picked up a frying pan that was used by the woman as she was busy cooking in the kitchen and brutally assaulted her with it until she became unconscious, after which he left her in a pool of blood, Mpumalanga News reported.

Spokesperson for the local police Warrant Officer Andries Skwambane confirmed the incident, saying police officers arrived at the scene and found the woman had already died.

The suspect was arrested. The case was postponed after he was denied bail.

In a separate incident, a man is said to be on the run from police after allegedly setting his girlfriend alight in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, last Tuesday.

The man had reportedly accused the woman of cheating.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Lolo Mangena said the 32-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when her boyfriend set her on fire in their home.

“The victim said she received a call from her driver just after she arrived home. Her boyfriend was home at the time and heard the voice of a man on the phone. He immediately lost it and accused the victim of cheating,” Mangena said.

Mangena added the boyfriend slapped the victim a number of times before he left the house.

“The boyfriend came back a few minutes later carrying a cold drink bottle. He opened the bottle and started pouring paraffin on the victim before setting her on fire,” he said.

– Caxton News Service

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