The deceased’s boyfriend has been arrested for killing her, and disposing the body in the bushes.

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Mavis Mabala’s body has been found in the bushes. Photo by SAPS

By: Giyani View reporter

The Crime Intelligence driven and joint operation succeeded in cracking the case of a missing Mavis Mabala whose body was found hidden in the bushes outside Phadzima village in Thohoyandou, Limpopo.

Police said “the operation was conducted around the clock until, through investigation, the body was found in the early hours of Saturday morning”.

The disappearance of the deceased resulted in the community of Phadzima village venting their anger on the police and subsequently torching the Vhulaudzi police station and two police vehicles.

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Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said “the deceased’s 30 year old boyfriend has been arrested for killing her and disposing the body in the bushes. He will appear in court soon”.

Meanwhile 21 people who were arrested for burning the Vhulaudzi police station and two police vehicles appeared in Thohoyandou magistrate court on charges of Public violence, Arson, Malicious Damage to Property and Illegal gathering. They were all denied bail and will again appear in the same court in June.

“The Provincial Commissioner Lt General Nneke Ledwaba again reiterated his call to members of the community to give the police the necessary space to operate and desist from from engaging in acts of vigilantism. He concluded by commending all members who were involved in cracking this case”.

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