Orlando Man Charged with Attempted Murder of His Mistress, Investigation Is Underway

Orlando Man Charged with Attempted Murder of His Mistress, Investigation Is Underway

  • A man from Orlando has been arrested for attempting to murder his mistress at a hotel they had booked into
  • He allegedly pushed her out of the window of their hotel room on the fourth floor, which caused her critical injuries
  • The hotel's security staff came to her aid and assisted her to contact an ambulance and the police

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JOHANNESBURG - A 38-year-old man from Orlando, Johannesburg has been arrested by the South African Police Service (SAPS) on an attempted murder charge. He is accused of pushing his mistress, who is 25 years old, out of a window on the fourth floor of their hotel.

The couple had booked into the Hotel Blue Star on Wednesday (15 December) night and were assigned a room on the fourth floor. The hotel's security guards allege that they heard the woman's body fall at 1am the next morning.

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According to News24, the woman survived the ordeal but she sustained critical injuries and is being treated in a hospital. The hotel's security guard assisted her with calling an ambulance.

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A man from Orlando has been arrested for attempting to murder his mistress. Image: Getty Images
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Details of the incident and reasons why

Captain Xoli Mbele, a spokesperson for Johannesburg SAPS, said that the victim made the hotel security guard aware that her boyfriend had pushed her from the window and he called the police and an ambulance on her behalf.

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Mbele said that when SAPS arrived at the scene the accused was fast asleep in the hotel room and did not seem bothered by the incident. He was arrested and appeared in court today (17 December).

Briefly News contacted Colonel Dimakatso Sello from Johannesburg SAPS, who said that the investigation is ongoing as they try to find what the accused's motive was for the attempted murder.

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South Africans react to the attempted murder

@SweetLoveTFM remarked:

"Sleeping as if nothing happened... amadoda."

@heidi_vdh believes:

"I swear men in this world are emotionally insecure, that they have to abuse, assault or murder women and children. Don't get me wrong, they are psychos, but when things don't go their way they throw a tantrum like a baby and create chaos. And woman bare the brunt of it."

@Michaelofori93 shared:

"Pathetic that life doesn't mean much to certain people. He's obviously mentally disturbed."

@LeoSam_SA said:

"This guy is cruel. He was found sleeping in the room as if nothing happened."

Woman lies to investors about being in witness protection, on the run with R10 million

Yesterday Briefly News reported that The Hawks and the South African Police Services (SAPS) are on the hunt for Sweeran Govender, who allegedly duped unsuspecting investors of a cumulative R10 million.

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The police say she lured in friends and family members into a lucrative investment opportunity into her personal protective equipment (PPE) business and promised that she would pay them dividends.

Govender was unreachable shortly after investors had made minimum initial payments into her business. SAPS National spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo says Govender's scam began in June 2019 and at some point, she was paying out dividends to her investors before stopping.

Source: Briefly News

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