A 28-year-old man has hanged himself to escape from spending his whole life in jail after he killed his girlfriend following an argument.
South African police identified the man as Lungani Zwane who killed his girlfriend, Zandile Sibisi, on Sunday before taking his own life.
The residents said the man took the easy way out by killing himself instead of going to jail.
A resident said Lunganiās body was found hanging from the rafters of the roof at his home.
āNo one knows what led to the coupleās fight. They were sitting in Lunganiās car on Sunday. The next thing Zandile was found dead by residents that night. Her body was found in the nearby bush,ā said the resident who got interviewed by Dailysun.
āAt that time no one knew where Lungani was. I think when he realised what he had done, he decided to run away because he feared jail.ā
He said Lungani returned to his home and killed himself before police could find him.
āI think when he stabbed Zandile, he didnāt think she would die because he often used to beat her.ā
Another resident said Lungani shouldnāt have killed himself.
āHe should have lived to pay for his sins. I think he took the easy way out.
āI think if Lungani was found and arrested, he couldnāt have killed himself.ā
According to DailySun online publication, The families of the couple couldnāt be reached for comment.
KZN police spokeswoman Captain Nqobile Gwala confirmed the incident.
She said a 28-year-old man was found hanging from the rafters.
āPolice have opened an inquest docket and investigations are continuing.ā
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