A 30 year-old Zaaiplaas man have been arrested for hacking a female victim with an axe on Tuesday morning.
ZAAIPLAAS – Police in Zaaiplaas outside Groblersdal have arrested a 30 year-old man for murder of his neighbour.
In a statement L.t Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, Limpopo provincial police spokesperson, said the incident occurred at Zaaiplaas new stands at about 07:00 on Tuesday morning.
Ngoepe said it was alleged a passerby found the suspect chopping at the 39 year-old female victim with a sharp instrument and then sucked the blood from the deceased body.
“The police were alerted and the members arrived on the scene to find the suspect still with an axe in his hands and arrested him,” said Ngoepe.
Ngoepe added people who witnessed the incident, including the deceased’s children, were receiving counseling from the local authorities.
The suspect is expected to appear before the Zaaiplaas Magistrate’s Court soon.
Police investigations are still continuing.