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Jealous man to appear in court after beating girlfriend to death

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Eastern Cape man who allegedly beat his girlfriend to death after seeing her with another man will appear in court on a murder charge on Monday.

A 49-year old man who allegedly beat up his girlfriend to death in Despatch in the Eastern Cape will come before the court on Tuesday.


Capt. Gerda Swart, police spokesperson said the incident happened on Sunday after the suspect developed jealousy.

On Saturday about 5.30pm, the jealous suspect took the woman to a nearby river after seeing her with another man“, she said.

She was [allegedly] assaulted by the suspect with a wooden plank and thereafter further assaulted at his house in Elands Street, Despatch. The victim later succumbed to her injuries and the suspect reported this to the police today [Sunday].”

The man will appear in the Uitenhage magistrate’s court on Tuesday on a charge of murder.”

Swart also said once the deceased girlfriend’s next of kin had been informed, then the victim, 49, would be released.

Ending gender-based violence and ensuring women’s safety remains a priority for the police,” she said.

Women in abusive relationships are advised to seek help and to report such cases immediately.”

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