Cape Town – A 58-year-old man, whose daughter, 24, died after he allegedly assaulted her, appeared at the Ogies Magistrate’s Court in Mpumalanga on Monday, facing a murder charge.
The incident occurred on Saturday in Phola near Witbank, police said in a statement.
Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said that at around 23:00 on Saturday, an argument broke out between Fannie Mtshali and his daughter leading to a physical confrontation.
“The suspect, Mtshali, allegedly assaulted his daughter who then lost consciousness, resulting in her death.
“The police and the Emergency Medical Services were called to the scene. Upon their arrival, she was unfortunately certified dead. The suspect was immediately arrested and charged for murder,” said Mohlala
TimesLIVE elaborated on the confrontation between the father and his daughter, saying that Mshali “slapped her” and she lost consciousness.
The suspect was remanded in custody and the matter was postponed to September 19 for a formal bail application, the report said.
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe