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KZN man arrested for girlfriend's murder

2011-12-08 16:17

Johannesburg - A man was arrested on Wednesday for murdering his girlfriend in Welbedacht outside Chatsworth, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

The 34-year-old man had his 35-year-old girlfriend's electronic access card with him when police arrested him in Bayhead, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

The woman's body was found in her neighbour's yard on Sunday.

"Initial police investigation indicated that the deceased was severely assaulted and strangled," said Zwane.

A post mortem would be done to determine the cause of death.

The man would be charged with murder when he appeared in the Chatsworth Magistrate's Court on Thursday, Zwane said.