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Woman survives after being poisoned by her lover


Katlehong Police are investigating a case of attempted murder and kidnapping.

It is alleged that Katlehong Police were patrolling around Ramokonopi West when they received a complaint about a man who allegedly locked himself and his girlfriend inside a room.

Police immediately went to the given address, on arrival the police forced the door open.

A 20 year old woman was found collapsed, lying on the floor, with a 20 year old man standing next to her. Police noticed a 2 Litre container, suspected to be sorghum beer allegedly with poison inside, immediately the ambulance was called.

The woman was taken to hospital where she is being treated. Her boyfriend was arrested for attempted murder and kidnapping. It is alleged that the suspect forced his girlfriend inside a room and locked the door.

After he was arrested and detained, he also complained of complicated stomach pain. He was rushed to the clinic where he was treated and discharged. He was taken back to the Police cells.

Katlehong Acting Station Commander Colonel Loyiso Dunjwa applauded the work done by police officers for being on time, arriving before the victim lost her life. She said that it’s a good example to respond to the complaint in time.

The suspect is expected to appear in Palm Ridge court soon, charged with attempted murder and kidnapping.

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Garin Joemath

Garin Joemath, born and raised in Johannesburg, is an Editor at a local community newspaper called the tame TIMES for 3 years now.