A 68-year-old woman was fatally struck with brick on forehead by partner

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Major General Jan Scheepers has strongly condemned the acts of domestic violence that resulted in an untimely death of a 68 year-old woman at Ramotshinyadi village, Mokwakwaila policing area under Mopani District on Sunday 4 February.

At about 04:00.Police were summoned at a local clinic and upon arrival, found a lifeless body of an elderly woman laying on the bed. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect who is a boyfriend to the deceased found the victim sleeping at their residence.

Suddenly, a fight ensued and resulted to a 68 year-old woman being hit with a brick on the forehead and collapsed. The members of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were assigned to transport the victim for medical treatment but she succumbed to severe wounds upon arrival at the hospital.

A manhunt of the suspect was executed until his immediate apprehension. The suspect whose age is still to be determined will appear before the Tzaneen Magistrate court soon facing charges of murder.

Police investigations are continuing.

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