A 26-year-old man has handed himself over to police at Orkney Police Station in North West after he allegedly killed his girlfriend by strangling her.
Police Spokesperson Stephen Thakeng says the suspect told the police that he had an argument with his girlfriend and strangled her.
He then hid the body under a bed in their home at Thabong in Welkom.
Thakeng says police officers went to the address and found the naked body covered with a duvet under the bed.
The deceased had a swollen eye and strangulation marks on her neck.
Police say the suspect had been out on bail, following a rape charge last month.
The suspect will appear in the Welkom Magistrate’s Court soon.
Last week, North West MEC for Health, Madoda Sambatha, condemned the murder of a nurse whose body was discovered at her rented home at Ipelegeng township in Schweizer-Reneke.
Forty-seven-year-old, Iris Mohokane, had recently been promoted to the position of Facility Manager at Ipelegeng Clinic. She was reportedly murdered, only two days after assuming her new role.
Sambatha described the murder as devastating and called on communities to protect women.
“We want to call to the police and say they must do everything to find those that were involved in that killing of her, and we want to call for the community that we must at all times keep eyes on our emergency personnel. Those that are essential services must be protected by anybody in society because we need them.”
A man who was arrested for the alleged murder appeared before the Schweizer-Reneke Magistrate’s Court.
VIDEO: On Monday, the man accused of murdering a nurse in North West abandoned his bail application: