Man held for rape, murder of girlfriend

By Drum Digital
09 January 2014

A man was arrested for allegedly raping and murdering his girlfriend in Letsopa in Ottosdal, North West.

A man was arrested for allegedly raping and murdering his girlfriend in Letsopa in Ottosdal, North West police said on Wednesday.

It was believed the 36-year-old man visited his 41-year-old girlfriend at her home on Tuesday evening, where the girlfriend told her father she was going out with the boyfriend, said police spokesperson Emelda Setlhako.

"This [Wednesday] morning when the father woke up and went outside; he found his daughter lying outside with a wound on her head and without underwear."

The father contacted police, who went to the boyfriend's home where they found bloodstains on a pair of shoes allegedly belonging to the boyfriend. The boyfriend was then arrested.

He was expected to appear in the Ottosdal Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

- SAPA

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