Police in Giyani, Limpopo have launched a manhunt following the brutal murder of a woman who was stabbed to death allegedly by her boyfriend. The incident took place at Mbaula village in the early hours of today on Saturday 08 April at about 01:30.

It is alleged that the woman went to a local tavern and asked her boyfriend [the suspect] to go home with her.

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Upon arrival at the house, the couple apparently started to fight which resulted in the victim being stabbed in the upper body with a sharp object. The suspect allegedly fled the scene into nearby bushes.

Police and members of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were summoned to the scene and subsequently found the victim lying in a pool of blood. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Manhunt for Limpopo boyfriend following brutal murder of his girlfriend
Manhunt for Limpopo boyfriend following brutal murder of his girlfriend

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has condemned this incident. The deceased is a resident of Majeje village and was identified as Happy Nxumani aged 27. 

“This was supposed to be the time for families to be together in a celebratory mood. Not mourning the death of the young woman. We appeal to the community to come forward with information that can help trace the suspect. So that he must face the full might of the law,” said Lieutenant General Hadebe.


A manhunt has since been launched for the 28- year-old suspect. The Police are calling upon Aubrey Mokgalaga to visit the nearest police station as they believe he can help in the investigation.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact the Investigating Officer Warrant Officer Adam Hobyani at 0824146709. Crime stop number at  0860010111 or nearest police station or use MySAPSapp. bbb