Alinah Modikwe, who was found dead in the early morning of Monday 15 May. A suspect was recently arrested in connection with her death. Photo supplied

Man arrested after death of local woman


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A man in his mid-20s was arrested at Bela-Bela on Tuesday, 23 May, in connection with the death of Alinah Modikwe. Modikwe was found dead at Zuma View on Monday, 15 May.

According to Bela-Bela police detective Frans Sekgobela, the man was having an argument with Modikwe. During the argument, another man claimed to be Modikwe’s lover. The suspect and the other man parted ways, leaving the suspect with Modikwe.

“After a fight, the man left the deceased lying on the ground,” said Sekgobela.

The suspect was apparently surprised when Modikwe was found dead the following day.

The suspect was expected to appear before the magistrate’s court soon.

Sekgobela denied rumours that the deceased had been raped before her death, and said the investigation was continuing.

12 months ago       25 May 2017