Man arrested for shooting and killing his girlfriend

EASTERN CAPE - A 39-year-old man has been arrested for murder on the N2 towards Mt Ayliff yesterday at about 00h00. The suspect was arrested after a 27-year-old woman was shot and killed in Ngqeleni yesterday at about 18h00. It is alleged that the deceased was with her sister at her home when the suspect who is her boyfriend shot and killed her without an argument. The suspect afterwards fled the scene but was arrested by Mt Ayliff Vispol whilst trying to escape the arrest. The firearm which was allegedly used during the offence was confiscated. He will appear before Ngqeleni Magistrate Court soon.

"I applaud the members that made it a point that this suspect is behind bars. It is a lesson to all the criminals that you may run but you cannot hide yourself from the law" said the Acting Cluster Commander, Brigadier Mandlakhe Twala.

Source: South African Police Service