King William’s Town: Idutywa Police arrested a 28-year-old man for the alleged murder of his wife (26). The murder was committed on Wednesday, 02 August 2017 after 24:00, at Mpuku Location, Chizela Village, Dutywa. The deceased suffered multiple upper body injuries. The motive for the murder is not clear at this point in time.

This is another shocking and senseless case where a defenceless woman was murdered. It must be emphasized that the safety of women and children is a top priority of for the Eastern Cape Police. The non-stop investigation of such cases is in line with our Back to Basics policing approach which requires effective and responsive investigation of crime utilizing all resources at our disposal to ensure that offenders are brought to book to face the consequences of their ruthless deeds, said the Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga.

Violence committed against women and children is in the forefront of our fight against crime and offendsers can expect that our investigators will pursue every avenue to ensure their conviction. The suspect will appear before the Dutywa Magistrate Court on Friday, 04 August 2017.

Source: South African Police Service