Man on trial after confessing to killing his girlfriend

A 21-year-old man made his appearance in the Mhalala Magistrates’ Court. The man is suspected of murdering his girlfriend and burying her body in the backyard.

According to Mpumalanga police spokesperson Col Mtsholi Bhembe, the suspect’s family has handed him to the police officers after he had reportedly confessed to the killing.

During the investigation, the officers found out that the suspect had confessed to assaulting the woman and hitting her with a blunt object.

The suspect remains in custody until the bail application hearing. He is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.

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