South Africa 6.4.2016 02:42 pm

Man who ‘fled hijacking’ confesses to wife’s murder

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

The woman was found dead with a stab wound to the stomach in a veld.

The man who reportedly fled the scene of a hijacking in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, leaving his wife behind, has subsequently confessed to killing the woman, police have said.

It was reported that the couple had been travelling from Katlehong in a Nissan Tiida to a petrol station in Lenasia to deliver money when they were accosted by two men in a black car on Monday evening, Rising Sun Lenasia reported.

One of the suspects allegedly alighted from the car and smashed the driver’s side window with a brick. A scuffle ensued and the driver of the Tiida managed to escape.

The woman was found dead with a stab wound to the stomach in a veld.

However, it emerged the woman was killed in Katlehong and was driven to Lenasia in the passenger seat of the Tiida.

“The husband parked the car in the veld along a street and dumped the body. He faked the hijacking. There was no black car or assailants,” said Lenasia police spokesperson Captain Hector Netshivhodza.

The man was arrested on the night of Tuesday, April 5.

It is believed bloodied clothes were found at the couple’s home along with other incriminating evidence.

“Police investigations linked the husband to the murder. He will appear in court soon,” Netshivhodza said.

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– Caxton News Service

 

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