Limpopo school principal arrested for allegedly hiring hitman to kill his wife

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A school principal has been arrested for allegedly trying to have his wife killed.
A school principal has been arrested for allegedly trying to have his wife killed.
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Police in Hlanganani outside Giyani in Limpopo have arrested a 49-year-old school principal for an alleged conspiracy to murder his 43-year-old wife.

On 16 July, the man from Tanana Pulani in Bungeni Village allegedly solicited the help of a local man to kill his wife in exchange for a sizeable payment, said police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe. The suspect is a principal at a high school in the area.

"The wife got information about her husband's intentions. The police were informed, started with the initial investigations and the suspect was arrested."

READ | Woman who hired hitman to kill husband and convinced friend to do the same, sentenced to life in jail

Limpopo police commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has condemned continuous acts of gender-based violence across the province "in the strongest possible terms".

The husband is expected to appear in the Hlanganani Magistrate's Court soon on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. Police investigations are continuing.

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