Man tries to pin murder on girlfriend’s ex

2017-11-11 13:03
Handcuffs. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Handcuffs. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Gauteng – A man who tried to pin the murder of his girlfriend on her ex, has been arrested for her murder and now faces an additional charge of perjury.

Police spokesperson captain Kay Makhubele said the 26-year-old man said he had been out walking from Ivory Park with his girlfriend, 25, when they were offered a lift to Midrand by a man is a black BMW who claimed he was the girl’s ex-boyfriend.

Makhubele said according to the man, they had both entered the vehicle, but instead of driving to Midrand, it had made a u-turn and drove to an open veld near Allandale Trading on Modderfontein Road.

Makhubele said the boyfriend claimed he had been held at gunpoint and had been forced to watch as the girl’s ex-boyfriend took her into the veld and fatally stabbed her.

He said the man claimed he was then let go, and went to the police to report the incident and led them to the body, where paramedics declared the woman dead.

“The police members' instinct, led the members to interview the suspect further, where after he implicated himself as a suspect in the murder,” said Makhubele.

He said the man had then been arrested for murder and perjury and was currently being detained at Midrand SAPS.

“Members of the public are strongly advised to desist from reporting false cases to the police as perjury and defeating the ends of justice are serious offences that could land a person in serious trouble with the law,” Makhubele said.

Read more on:    johannesburg

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.