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Eastern Cape man held for alleged murder of ex-lover

By IOL reporter Time of article published Jun 23, 2020

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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.


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