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05 April 2019

Phokeng/ Rustenburg – A 31-year old man from Mogojane village near Phokeng was arrested on Wednesday 27 March shortly after the police discovered the body of his girlfriend under the couple’s bed. 


Thabo Moabi, who appeared before the Bafokeng Magistrates’ Court in Tlhabane two days after his arrest, will remain in police custody until his second appearance on 10 April.


According to police spokesperson lieutenant colonel Amanda Funani, the evidence gathered so far suggests that Thabo strangled his 31-year old girlfriend to death with his bare hands. 

The state, which is yet to complete the investigation, has also gathered that a day before the discovery of the woman’s body, the couple was heard arguing by neighbours.

“Before that, the accused allegedly disclosed to his younger brother that he killed the victim.

The younger brother then alerted police in Phokeng about the incident,” Funani added.

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