Pinetown man in court for murder of girlfriend’s lover

Crime and courts

A 33-year-old Pinetown man has appeared in Pinetown Magistrate’s Court for the murder of a man he allegedly found in bed with his girlfriend.

According to Pinetown SAPS communications officer, Capt Bongumusa Manqele it is alleged the deceased and his girlfriend attended a party in Nazareth and after the party they went to the girlfriend’s home.

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“While they were sleeping, a man who claimed to be the woman’s main boyfriend arrived. When he saw the other man in the house an argument ensued which subsequently led to the 33-year-old man assaulting the deceased who was rushed to the hospital where he later died,” said Manqele.

An intense police investigation led to the arrest of the 33-year-old while he was hiding in Mpumalanga Township on Friday, 8 December.

He appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court and the case was postponed until Monday, 18 December for a bail application.

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