A man has been arrested after confessing to killing his girlfriend in Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

Warrant Officer Solomon Sibiya said the 32-year-old man visited his girlfriend in the Thabo Mbeki informal settlement on Tuesday.

The woman, 30, told him she was pregnant, but not with his child.

“An argument ensued and the suspect strangled (her) to death.”

He went to the Hillbrow police in Johannesburg, where he confessed to committing the crime. He was taken back to the Muldersdrift police station.

He would appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on a murder charge. - Sapa