A 48-year-old police Sergeant, accused of killing his girlfriend who was pregnant with triplet boys, is set to appear in the Ixopo Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning.
The officer has been charged with the murder of Busisiwe Ngubo, 34.
Ngubo was on her way to give birth when she was brutally murdered and her body was thrown 1.4 kilometres from her home.
Initially, it was claimed that she was expecting twins, but after her death, it was confirmed that Ngubo was actually expecting triplet boys.
The arrest was confirmed by Robbie Raburabu, spokeswoman for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).
He stated that, in addition to murder, the accused may face further accusations of dagga trading after a stockpile of dagga and other exhibits were discovered at his residence following his arrest.
The member of the executive council for social development in KwaZulu-Natal Nonhlanhla Khoza is expected to attend Monday’s court case.
She decried the killing and demanded rapid justice.
Khoza previously informed the media that Ngubo’s murder was a clear reminder of the urgent need to combat gender-based violence and promote a culture of respect, equality, and safety.
National Police Minister Bheki revealed crime figures from April 2023 to June 2023 on Friday.
He said that murder had decreased in the country and that this was due to ‘Operation Shanela’ which was launched in May.
“While it is early days, the effectiveness of the high-density operations are showing in the decline of these crime figures,” Cele said at the time.
“While the declines cannot all be attributable to Operation Shanela, its value and impact to the overall policing strategy is noticeable.”