Alleged girlfriend killer, 42, denied bail

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Police say when the girlfriend’s body was discovered, some of her body parts were missing.

The Nkowankowa Magistrate’s Court in Limpopo on Thursday denied 42-year-old Dennis Fernando Maswanganyi bail after he appeared in court for the alleged murder of his girlfriend.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said Maswanganyi was arrested for the alleged murder of his girlfriend on 3 March at Petanenge Village outside Giyani.

“Police on 03 March 2020, were allegedly notified about the disappearance of Pracitia Khoza from her home by community members after they suspected something bad might have happened to her. A search operation was then conducted jointly with community members and her body was discovered at the nearby mountains. During investigations, police found that some of her body parts were missing.

“During further investigations, police recovered some of the deceased’s remains buried in a shallow grave around the same village.

“The police investigations are still continuing.”

(Compiled by Makhosandile Zulu)

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