Cape Town – A 25-year-old man has reportedly been arrested for the murder of a Limpopo teacher whose body was found in a shallow grave earlier this year.
Kgomotso Maropola, 23, was reported missing at Modimolle police station on March 6, reports said.
According to police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, Maropola left her Phagameng home to collect new clothes from a friend who had ordered them on the internet, reported News24.
She reportedly never returned and a missing person’s case was opened.
A search was launched by the police and residents, and her body was discovered in a shallow grave.
A murder case was opened.
The report said that the police obtained a search warrant for the house of the person whom Maropola last had contact with.
“DNA samples were collected from a shack that was situated a few metres from the main house and sent to FSL Biology Laboratory for forensic evidence. The DNA results came back, and the analysis positively matched the evidence already collected by the team,” said Mojapelo.
The suspect was arrested on Friday.
He was expected to appear at the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court on a charge of murder, reported Capricorn FM
The motive of the incident was unknown and police investigations were ongoing, the report said.
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe