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Man arrested after discovery of dead intern doctor in Limpopo hospital room

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Limpopo police arrested a 25-year-old man on Monday after the gruesome discovery of a dead intern doctor in her locked room at Mankweng Hospital, east of Polokwane. The Times reports that the doctor’s death – allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend – shocked her colleagues and Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba. The MEC named the deceased as Shongile Nkhwashu.

“The police in Mankweng … arrested a 25-year-old suspect in connection with the murder of a 25-year-old intern doctor, whose body was found in her room at Mankweng Hospital on Sunday evening,” said police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo. The suspect allegedly confessed to the crime, added Mojapelo.

The report says he is expected to appear in the Mankweng Magistrate’s Court soon.

Full report in The Times

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