A 38-year-old man, Livhuwani Madadzhe, also known as comedian SABC Livhu, has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife, Lindelani Nengovhela, 33, in South Africa.
The woman’s body was found in a water-filled pit toilet in their yard at Mangodi Ha Sundou, Limpopo, on Saturday, a day after she withdrew a domestic violence case against her husband.
It was gathered that the couple were in a volatile relationship and the woman had opened a case of domestic violence against her husband and he was arrested by the police.
The man was to appear in Thohoyandou Magistrate”s Court next week, but the woman went to court on Friday and withdrew the case against her husband.
A day after he was granted bail, the man was said to have called the police on Saturday morning, stating that he could not locate his wife, but was surprised to find her dead in the pit toilet in their yard.
Limpopo police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said: “A preliminary probe conducted by the police at the scene led to the arrest of the suspect on a charge of murder.”
The man was expected to appear again in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Monday, January 30.
Limpopo provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe appealed to those in troubled relationships not to resort to domestic violence.
She said, “This is yet another incident of gender-based violence and femicide perpetrated against a vulnerable member of society.
“The woman obviously trusted her husband would not again physically torment her, but she is now no more. We urge community members having domestic challenges to seek help and desist from resorting to violence.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how a man identified as Alex Okuta caught his pregnant wife red-handed having sex with a 24-year-old man in a hospital in Apac District, Uganda.