PRETORIA – Police in South Africa have arrested a 22-year-old woman for allegedly killing her Ugandan boyfriend.
South Africa Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele said they arrested the woman “after she could not explain the circumstances that led to the deceased’s demise”.
The victim’s name is Dennis William Kyazze (Born 1975) who was taken to South Africa by the late Don Ivan Ssemwanga in 2003.
“After not being able to reach the deceased on his phone, a relative on the night of June 18 went to check on him at his place of residence. It is reported that the relative found his brother’s girlfriend, the suspect, at the residence while his relative’s lifeless body was found under the bed, with injuries on the upper body,” Capt Makhubele is quoted as saying on Sunday.
She was expected to appear in the Pretoria magistrate’s court on Monday but according to Kyazze’s relative here in Kampala, Raymond C. Muddu-Awulira, the hearing was postponed to June 29, 2020.
Mr Muddu-Awulira added that they are not yet sure about the return of the deceased’s remains since the Ministry of Foreign Affiars has turned down their request due to the current travel ban over Covid-19.
Cases of domestic violence in South Africa have been on the rise during the lockdown over Covid-19. Last week, at least 188 suspects, including 22 alleged perpetrators of gender-based violence (GBV), were arrested in Johannesburg.