Police in Limpopo have launched a manhunt for a 34-year-old man who allegedly used a stone to bludgeon his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend to death in Dzingidzingi village, Giyani, in the early hours of Saturday. According to police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba, the victim and her friend were on their way home from a local tavern when they encountered the suspect. A confrontation took place, and the man reportedly attacked the victim with a stone, leaving her critically injured and unconscious. Her friend ran to nearby households to call for help, but when she returned, the victim had already succumbed to her injuries in hospital.
The police were immediately notified, and a murder case has been opened while a manhunt has been launched for the suspect, who is currently at large. The police have urged the suspect to turn himself in at the nearest police station. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Adam Hobyani, on 082 414 6709 or call Crime Stop on 08600 10111. The authorities are determined to bring the stone-cold killer to justice and ensure that the victim’s family gets closure.
Domestic violence cases like this are sadly not uncommon in South Africa, and they underscore the need for greater awareness and intervention. It is essential that everyone plays their part in putting an end to this scourge by speaking out against it and supporting victims. Let us hope that justice is served and that the victim’s family finds solace in knowing that her killer has been brought to justice