Man caught allegedly trying to dispose of chopped girlfriend’s body wrapped in bag


A 38-year-old man has been arrested after being caught at a Barberton dumping site in Mpumalanga, South Africa on Sunday, pushing a trolley which had a 19-year-old woman’s body wrapped inside a bag.

Police in a statement on Monday, February 20, said the suspicious-looking man caught the attention of three women when they saw him pushing a trolley that seemed heavy for him.

The women stopped a taxi operator at traffic lights and requested him to assist in investigating.

The chopped girlfriend’s body wrapped in bag
He was arrested after being caught at a Barberton dumping site in Mpumalanga, South Africa on Sunday

‘When the suspect saw them, the bag fell from the trolley. The bag was opened by one of the concerned citizens and a woman’s body was found inside,’ said Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brig Selvy Mohlala on Monday.

‘Officers managed to calm the situation and the suspect was rescued from the angry mob. He was arrested and taken to hospital to receive treatment under police guard,’ said Mohlala.

People.gathered at the scene

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has strongly condemned this incident whilst appreciating the citizens who played a vital role in uncovering this tragedy.

Mohala said the motive and cause of death are yet to be established and a post-mortem will be conducted as police investigations are continuing.

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