Alleged killer nabbed after wife slayed

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Johannesburg - A man accused of strangling his wife to death in the North West at the weekend has been arrested in Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, police said on Wednesday.

The man, 28, was tracked to the Eastern Cape and arrested on Tuesday, Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said.

He allegedly killed his 26-year-old wife on Saturday at their rented room in Bokamoso near Rustenburg and later fled to the Eastern Cape to evade arrest.

“...The suspect strangled the wife after an argument and later called his brother-in-law to inform him about the incident before fleeing the scene.

“The police were alerted after the wife was found lying dead on the floor, and a murder case was registered.”

The man would appear in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday on a murder charge, Mokgwabone said.

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