Lovers’ quarrel: man kills woman, hangs himself

2009-09-14 00:00

A 25-YEAR-old man from Okhalweni in Sweetwaters who murdered his girlfriend with a hammer was found hanging from the rafters of his bedroom on Saturday evening.

It is believed that Njabulo Madlala committed suicide after he fatally wounded his girlfriend, Zandile Khanyile (21), by hitting her on the head.

It is alleged that he fetched Khanyile on Friday evening and then had a heated argument with her, which later led to the attack on Saturday night.

SAPS spokeswoman Inspector Joey Jeevan said Madlala was seen buying alcohol at a local tavern on Saturday morning.

After he had not turned up at work, a friend went to look for him and made the gruesome discovery and contacted the police. “The motive for the incident is believed to be domestic related,” said Jeevan.

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