Court appearance of a man who set his girlfriend alight in Mpumalanga

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A 35 years old man from Mpumalanga is set to appear in court today on charges of attempted murder of his then girlfriend.

In an incident that occurred in December 2019 police say the victim was set alight by the said boyfriend after an argument they had.

“Police have gathered information that the suspect on 21 December 2019, had a heated argument with his girlfriend who was 19-years-old at the time. He then poured paraffin on her whilst she was asleep. When she woke up on the smell of paraffin, the suspect set her alight and locked her in their rented room. The victim screamed out of anguish begging for the suspect to open the door, of which he did but ran away immediately after” said police.

The suspect has been on the run since the ordeal and was found in his hiding place in Shatale near Bushbuckridge last week and due to appear before the Emalahlani Magistrate’s Court.

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