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Polokwane - The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Limpopo on Sunday condemned in the strongest possible terms the continuous attacks on women, including domestic violence, following the murder of yet another woman, allegedly by her husband.

This "heinous tendency must come to an end abruptly" and if couples experienced any domestic-related disputes, they should rather consult police, social workers, or any other relevant authority for intervention "rather than killing each other", Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe said.

This followed the arrest of a 43-year-old man for the brutal killing of his wife on Saturday night at Muledzhi village in the Mutale policing area near Thohoyandou.

It was alleged that the suspect had a domestic dispute with his 37-year-old wife at their home, and "subsequently started chopping her with a sharp instrument throughout her body, cutting her head from the body".

Police were notified after the incident and swiftly arrested the suspect, who would appear in the Mutale Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of murder. The police investigation was still continuing, Ngoepe said.
African News Agency