Man arrested for murder of girl, 17, on Free State farm

2016-05-24 12:51
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Bloemfontein – A 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old girl at Christiana farm near Albany in Meloding, Free State police said.  

He is expected to appear in the Virginia Magistrate's Court on Tuesday where he is to face a charge of murder and rape, Sergeant Mamello Mokhuoane said.  

The man was arrested a few hours after the body was found on Sunday.    

"The 17-year-old woman was found naked from the waist down with a stab wound on the cheek - It is alleged the deceased might have been from a nearby shebeen in the early hours of the morning when she was killed," said Mokhuoane.  

"A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death and if the deceased was raped [or not]."

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