Young mother murdered allegedly by boyfriend in Shongoane

Young mother murdered allegedly by boyfriend in Shongoane

A 19-year-old woman was killed on Tuesday evening in Shongoane 2, Limpopo, allegedly by her boyfriend.

According to the police, the boyfriend reportedly approached the deceased soon after he returned from Burgersfort and confronted her about her pregnancy.

He later left with the deceased and her 18-month-old child.

Later that evening, the suspected confessed to have killed the young mother when he was asked about her whereabouts.

He, however, did not say where he left her body.

A search began on Wednesday morning where the hysterical cries of the baby caught the attention of the search party. The child was found next to the deceased’s body in an open yard in Marikana Village in Shongoane 2.

The 32-year-old suspect has been arrested and is due in court soon.

In 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared GBV as a second pandemic as it rages on amid the fight against COVID-19.

On Thursday, he launched a private sector-led, multi-sectoral GBV and Femicide Fund. It is aimed at supporting the implementation of the National Strategic Plan and wider GBVF response in the country. Report from Waterberg FM news