Man stones his 17-year-old girlfriend, Promise Tjatji, to death in South Africa
A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stoning his 17-year-old girlfriend to death in Limpopo, South Africa.
Police spokesperson, Lt-Col Mamphaswa Seabi, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, said the teenager identified as Promise Tjatji, from Kome village, was attacked on Saturday evening.
“A 23-year-old man will today (Tuesday) appear in the Nebo magistrate court after he was arrested for allegedly killing a 17-year-old girl believed to be his girlfriend on Saturday night, 20 August 2022 at about 19:00,” said Seabi.
“The information received by the Police suggests that the suspect was walking with the victim at Kome village under Nebo policing area when she allegedly received a call. The suspect then accused her of cheating on him and he then stoned her to death,”
“The police were called and on arrival at the scene, the victim was found lying with fatal injuries. She was identified as Promise Tjatji,”
“The Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit took over the case for further investigations. The suspect will face a charge of murder.” he added.
Speaking to Times LIVE, the deceased’s uncle, Mpshe Tsatsi, said Promise already planned her future and wanted to be a doctor after completing high school.
Mpshe, who is distraught and still struggling to comprehend his niece’s death, said the teenager had been staying with his elderly mother.
He and his wife live in Polokwane, where he works. He visits the village home regularly at weekends.
“It is tough — it is very tough, I must say,” he said. “She was a very nice girl and I heard at school that she was very good with mathematics and physics.”