Eastern Cape man held for alleged murder of ex-lover
A suspect, an ex-lover of the victim, has been arrested for the murder of a 38-year-old woman whose body was found at Mdeni location in Butterworth, Eastern Cape, on Sunday.
"An off-duty detective from the same locality heard about this murder and managed to trace, apprehend and interview a male suspect who was also an ex-lover of the victim," an Eastern Cape police spokesperson said.
The suspect was expected to appear at the Butterworth Magistrate's Court this week on a charge of murder.
Last week, an East London taxi driver was arrested after his ex-girlfriend was stabbed to death.
The body of Lindelwa Peni was found in a bushy area near Chicken Farm, Reeston, in East London. Tthe 43-year-old single mother of two went missing last Wednesday night after leaving her home accompanied by her ex-boyfriend.
A search was launched after it became clear that Peni, who did not take her phone with her, might have been abducted.IOL