Maritzburg cop beaten to death, allegedly by boyfriend

2016-12-17 20:12

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Durban – A police officer has been killed in KwaZulu-Natal, allegedly by her boyfriend, police said on Saturday.

KZN provincial police spokesperson colonel Thembeka Mbele said in the early hours of Saturday morning Sergeant Thabisile Penelope Zondi, 41, who was stationed at Plessislaer Police Station was beaten to death at her home.

Mbhele said Zondi was at her residence in Scottville, Pietermaritzburg when she had an argument with her boyfriend.

She was severely assaulted with a pick handle, suffering multiple blows to the body and face. She died at the scene.

Zondi's body was found in a pool of blood when police arrived.

A case of murder was opened at Alexandra Police Station. A suspect has been arrested and will appear in court on Monday facing charges of murder.

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