South African man accused of hacking girlfriend to death with axe


South African police are currently hunting for a man who allegedly killed his girlfriend on Saturday with a panga (axe ) following an argument that ensued between the couple.

The lifeless body of the 42-year-old woman was discovered by her 16-year-old stepson in a pit toilet when he came home from his neighbour’s house, where he had spent the night, Mpumalanga News reported.

On getting home, the boy noticed the door to their home was wide open and found blood everywhere. Upon entering their house, he found the lifeless body of is stepmother on the floor in the toilet. He immediately ran to his stepmother’s friend, who called the police.

Police spokesperson Captain Jabu Ndubane confirmed the incident,and revealed investigations have already started.

“When police arrived at the scene, the woman was already dead. According to the information we obtained from a friend earlier, the couple were drinking alcohol and had a quarrel. They tried to calm them and left. Police discovered a bloodied panga, blood on the bed, even clothes that the boyfriend was wearing, but he was no where to be found. We are still searching for the suspect and the investigation is still on.”

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