By Angie Nkuna
Tzaneen- The two suspects Clement Baloyi (36) and his accomplice Walter Pilusa (30), appeared in the Nkowankowa Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, in connection with the brutal murder of a 40-year-old woman at Babanana village in the Nwamitwa area.
The case was remanded until 15th of this month without bail for further police investigations. Clement Baloyi who is the deceased’s husband is facing an additional charge under the illegal immigration act.
The arrest follows an incident which occurred in December 2018 when the first suspect reported to the police that he left his wife alone at their home on the 30th of November 2018 but when he returned, she was nowhere to be found.
The police jointly with the Search and Rescue Team and other role players resumed with the search operation which led to the discovery of the woman’s body in a deep pit hole in the yard of their home.
Police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe says police opened a case of murder and started with their initial investigations. Subsequently, the two suspects were arrested.
“The motive behind this killing is still unknown, but domestic violence cannot be ruled out. The deceased was identified as Lindiwe Nukeri.” concluded Ngoepe.