Disaster as man bashes girlfriend to death during beer binge


A NIGHT of boozing between a couple ended in a gruesome death.

A 39-year-old man handed himself over to the police on Tuesday, 12 July, following the death of his girlfriend in Gqeberha.

According to Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg, it is alleged that on Monday, 11 July, at around 11pm, Nompumelelo Mabhoza (40) and her boyfriend were drinking and later engaged in an argument.

“Mabhoza was assaulted with a plank on her head. After the brawl, they both went to bed. The suspect left the house in the morning and when he came back at around 6.30pm, he noticed that she was still in bed but was not responding,” Van Rensburg said.

She said that the suspect was accompanied by his brother to report the incident at KwaDwesi Police Station.

“Police went to the house in Mdwara Street, Govan Mbeki, where they found her dead with visible injuries to her face,” she said.

The suspect was arrested on charges of murder, and will appear in the New Brighton Magistrates Court on Thursday, 14 July.

— Daily Sun

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