Mpumalanga man in court for killing and burying girlfriend in the yard

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Police spokesperson Colonel Mtsholi Bhembe says the man’s family handed him over to the police on Saturday.

A 21-year-old man will on Tuesday appear in court for allegedly killing his girlfriend and burying her body in the yard near Thulamahashe, Mpumalanga police said on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Mtsholi Bhembe said his family handed him over to the police on Saturday after he confided in them that he killed his 22-year-old girlfriend three months ago.

“Upon investigation, the suspect confessed that he assaulted her with a blunt object on her head after they had an argument. He then put her in a suitcase and buried her in the yard. Relevant stakeholders were summoned to the scene where the decomposed body was found,” Bhembe.

His first appearance in the Mhala Magistrate’s Court was on Monday and he was remanded in custody. He will apply for bail on Tuesday in the same court.

– African News Agency

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