Boyfriend Arrested for Brutal Murder of His Girlfriend 4 Months Later, Body Found in Burning Mercedes Benz

Boyfriend Arrested for Brutal Murder of His Girlfriend 4 Months Later, Body Found in Burning Mercedes Benz

  • Mahlaku Malebo Rabalao's boyfriend from Johannesburg has been arrested for her brutal murder, which happened four months ago
  • The 30-year-old man was arrested in KwaZulu-Natal after police discovered she was killed before her car was set on fire
  • South Africans are grateful for the breakthrough in the case and are hoping to see the young mom get justice

JOHANNESBURG - A man has been arrested for the brutal murder of his 26-year-old girlfriend, Mahlaku Malebo Rabalao. Rabalao was a young mom who worked as an IT specialist in Centurion, Pretoria.

Picture collaged of the late Mahlaku Malebo Rabalao
A young woman's boyfriend has been charged with her murder. Images: Mahlaku Malebo Rabalao/Facebook
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The man was nabbed in KwaZulu-Natal four months after the murder was committed.

Man charged with murder of girlfriend and setting her on fire

Rabalao's body was found on 7 March in Midrand. Her lifeless body was set alight in her Mercedes Benz.

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According to police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo, the cops received a phone call at around 9pm about a burning car. They managed to extinguish the fire and found a body in the front seat, reports News24.

During police investigations, Masondo said the police established that Rabalao was killed before she was set on fire and her boyfriend became a suspect.

According to TimesLIVE, the 30-year-old accused is expected to appear in the Alexandra Magistrate's Court and faces a murder charge.

Gauteng police commissioner Lt-Gen Elias Mawela says police will continue prioritising cases where children and women are victims.

South Africans want justice for young woman allegedly murdered by boyfriend

@GumbiJabulano said:

"We welcome the news and we want hard justice for her!"

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@Kamogelo_Mabuse said:

"May justice be served. May we get some TV media houses' coverage? We want to know the full story."

@Kgadi33589347 said:

"This is really heartbreaking, RIP, Malebo."

@NqununuHQ said:

"I know capital punishment has a dark history in our country, but we need it for violent crimes."

@TshepoChuene6 said:

"May her soul continue to rest in eternal peace. Let's hope she gets the justice she deserves."

@Proudly012 said:

"Relationships are death traps, unfortunately."

@Kemaseka said:

"What a breakthrough. Fight, baby girl, fight. You are missed."

@black_womb1 said:

"Someone said that these men have the same attitude of those apartheid white men, 'You do as I say or I kill you' attitude. Oppressors' attitude, they kill, they abuse, they treat you as their property. Sies!"

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