By Theodorah Mawasha
GA-MOSHAKGA-The police in Bolobedu arrested a 34-year-old man for the alleged murder of his 28-year-old former girlfriend and two cases of attempted murder at Ga-Moshakga village in Greater Letaba on Friday.
According to police spokesperson Sgt Khomotso Hlokwe, the preliminary police investigations indicate that Modjadji Adelaide Maeko (28), was attacked and stabbed multiple times with a beer bottle by an ex-boyfriend, Kingstine Malema, who is suspected to have been jealous of her new man.
The suspect allegedly spotted the deceased and her male companion having drinks at a local hangout spot. He approached them and demanded to talk to his former lover. It is further alleged that when the deceased refused to engage in any talks with the suspect because of the protection order she had against him, he became furious but walked away.
Soon after the confrontation, the pair was seen leaving the place. The suspect had then allegedly followed them out and made further attempts to talk to the deceased, who was not barging. Upon realizing he was not getting his way, the suspect had allegedly broken the beer bottle he was holding, stabbed the deceased multiple times. When she was down, he then attacked her companion with the same object and fled the scene.
Malema is alleged to have been on a stabbing spree that night because he proceeded to the deceased’s home and attacked her mother.
A Passer-by called the ambulance and the trio was rushed to Kgapane hospital. Sadly, the deceased lost her life upon arrival. Her mother and her male friend are recovering well in hospital.
Kgapane police station’s Sgt Hlokweconfirmed that they are investigating a case of murder and two of attempted murder.
” We are investigating murder and attempted murder cases. The suspect was apprehended on the same night. He appeared in court on Monday, 11 October, however, I cannot confirm when his next court appearance date will be”. She said
Anyone who might have more information that can assist the police with their investigation can contact toll-free number 0800 10 111 or visit their nearest police station.