Gomolemo Legae murder: 'He doused her with petrol and set her alight'

A 19-year-old has been arrested in connection with the murder of Gomolemo Legae and is appearing in the Mmabatho Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Legae was was stabbed several times on Sunday before she was burnt.

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Precious Ramabulana was found dead in her room off-campus last Sunday and had apparently been stabbed 52 times and it’s alleged she may have been raped, Last Sunday.

This brutal killings are happening during 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

Clement Manyathela speaks to North West South African Police Service spokesperson, Sabata Mokgwabone, and Limpopo Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.

The incidence was reported to the police in the early hours of Sunday, the police went to the scene and they found the victim lying dead.

Sabata Mokgwabone, North West spokesperson - SAPS

According to the information the police have, Legae was on her way home when she was confronted by the suspect who apparently stopped her, Mokgwabone explains.

Apperantly she was stabbed five times and then the suspect went to a local filling station where he allegedly bought petrol. He doused her with petrol and set her alight. As a result she suffered third degree burns.

Sabata Mokgwabone, North West spokesperson - SAPS

Police in Limpopo are probing the deaths of two women who were allegedly killed by their intimate partners on Monday afternoon and on Tuesday evening.

We have opened cases of murder in both incidences, the latest one happened yesterday evening as the body was discovered in the yard. The one that took place on Monday afternoon the suspect has been arrested after he handed himself over to the police.

Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, Limpopo spokesperson - SAPS

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