E Cape man held for girlfriend's murder

2012-03-06 16:18

Johannesburg - A man was arrested in connection with the murder of his girlfriend in Kareedouw, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

The body of Marietjie Ruiters, 18, was found on a footpath along Kanarie Street around 21:30 on Monday night, Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said.

"She had several stab wounds on her upper body. Police received valuable information about the murder and arrested the suspect close to the scene this morning [Tuesday]."

The motive for the murder was not known.

The 22-year-old man was expected to appear in the Kareedouw Magistrate's Court on Thursday.