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Man held for fatal assault on girlfriend

Butterworth - A man has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend in Dutywa, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.

The 33-year-old was arrested on Wednesday, after residents tracked him down when he fled, Captain Jackson Manatha said.

Posed picture depicting domestic violence. Credit: Science Photo Library

It was believed the man and his 27-year-old girlfriend, the mother of his two children, had an argument on Tuesday. He allegedly assaulted her with a hard object and killed her.

He is expected to appear in the Dutywa Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Sapa

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