Soweto man held for killing girlfriend

2013-03-22 14:38
Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for murder in Bramfischerville, Soweto, after being on the run for two years, Gauteng police said on Friday.

He allegedly stabbed and killed his girlfriend during a heated argument in 2011 at the woman's house in Emdeni, Soweto, police spokesperson Kabelo Marumo said.

In 2008 the Protea Magistrate's Court handed him a five-year suspended sentence for domestic violence.

It was alleged the man, in his 50s, also fathered the woman's child.

He was arrested on Thursday after a tip-off.

"He will appear on 25 March [Monday] at the Protea Magistrate's Court on murder charges," said Marumo.

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