A Limpopo man arrested for threatening his girlfriend murdered her just hours after he was released on bail.
Limpopo Police said Mmapula Maria Letsoalo, 40, has opened a case of intimidation against Matome Shadrack Matlakala, 47, after he allegedly threatened to kill her < /span>
Limpopo Police Spokesman Brig Motlafela Mojapelo said: “The couple apparently got into a heated argument and the man then threatened to shoot the woman with his gun . The suspect was arrested and charged on Sunday but released on bail hours later.”
He said the suspect went to the victim’s home in Ga-Kgole village around 11:30 am and shot her dead and then drove away.
The man is said to have committed suicide after the incident.
“He was later was found dead from a gunshot wound at his home in the neighboring village of Ga-Makanye. The firearm used in the commission of the crime was found next to his lifeless body,” Mojapelo said.
The Limpopo Provincial Commissioner, Lt. Gen. Thembi Hadebe, appealed to couples experiencing domestic difficulties to seek professional help rather than resorting to violence.
It ordered an internal investigation into the matter to determine the circumstances of the suspect’s immediate release on bail by the prosecutor.
“A murder and investigation has been launched and the police investigation is ongoing,” Mojapelo said.
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