The South African police have arrested a 35-year-old very from Tswelopele near Midrand in Johannesburg for murdering his 27-year-old girlfriend, Palesa Moloi for opening his bottle of Jameson whiskey to take a sip.
Last Tuesday, on New Year’s day, his fiancée saw a whiskey he kept inside the cupboard and opened it to take a sip and when the suspect found out, he stabbed her several times for not obeying him.
Speaking on the incident, Captain Bernard Matimulane said when cops arrived at the couple’s room, they found the drunken suspect staring at Palesa’s body.
When police interrogated him, he told them he killed the woman because she opened his bottle of whiskey and drank some while he was not around.
He told the cops only he, as the head of the household, was entitled to open the liquor. He claimed it was his culture.
The suspect was charged with murder and is expected to appear in the Tembisa Magistrates Court on Thursday.
Father of the deceased, Geelbooi Moloi said he could not believe it when he received a call on New Year’s Day to let him know his daughter was murdered.
Acting Ivory Park station commander Colonel Baba Mpotoane was shocked by the incident.
We are saddened by women being killed by the people who are supposed to love and protect them.