Man held for killing ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend

2015-05-04 19:42


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Johannesburg - A man was arrested on Monday for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend in Diepkloof, Soweto, Gauteng police said. 

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubela said the man, 32, was arrested during the day on Monday.

"He is going to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court soon, facing murder charges," he said.

The man had allegedly had called his ex-girlfriend around 04:00 on Saturday, informing her that he was on his way to her place, Makhubela said on Saturday.

"About 20 minutes later he arrived and knocked on her window. She ignored him."

The woman's boyfriend then opened the door to see who it was and walked out of the woman's shack.

He was followed by the former lover, who allegedly shot him several times in the upper body.

The boyfriend, 32, was declared dead on the scene while the ex-boyfriend fled the scene in a car.

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