A 28-year-old man has been arrested by the Limpopo police after he allegedly strangled his girlfriend to death.

Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, police spokesperson said the man went to his girlfriend’s home in the Tshavhalovhedzi area outside Thohoyandou on Tuesday and accused her of a number of “issues”.

Ngoepe said an argument broke out and the man allegedly strangled Matodzi Mandiwana to death.

He said a neighbour discovered the body of the 29-year-old in her room and alerted the police.

After discovering that the police were hot on his heels, he handed himself over.

He appeared in the Dzanani magistrate’s court on a murder charge on Wednesday.

The matter was postponed to November 10 for a bail application.