A 29-year-old Security Officer appeared in Mecklenburg Magistrate’s Court after he was arrested for alleged murder of a 22-year-old woman, believed to be his girlfriend, and the attempted murder of her 03-year-old son in Driekop outside Burgersfort in March 2022.
On Saturday, 26 March 2022, the body with multiple stab wounds of a woman was found in the bushes next to Mamphahlane village under Driekop policing precinct. This after a severely injured and bleeding boy sought help from the residents in the area. He led them to the spot where his mother was lying. The Police were then summoned to the scene.
The Police opened a case of murder and attempted murder and a manhunt for the suspect immediately commenced. Preliminary investigations indicated that the suspect stabbed both the women and her son. The three-year-old victim apparently regained consciousness and was able to raise alarm.
The deceased has now been identified as Fezile Nqumalo from Kwazulu Natal. She was earlier reported missing by her family at Witbank police station in Mpumalanga Province.
A well-coordinated investigation conducted by the police in Witbank in collaboration with investigators from Driekop police station, led to the swift arrest of the suspect.