A 49-year-old school principal have been arrested by the police in in Hlanganani outside Giyani in Limpopo for an alleged conspiracy to murder his 43-year-old wife.

Police spokesperson, Moatshe Ngoepe said on 16 July, the man from Tanana Pulani in Bungeni Village allegedly solicited the help of a local man to kill his wife in exchange for a sizeable payment. The suspect is a principal at a high school in the area.

“The wife got information about her husband’s intentions. The police were informed, started with the initial investigations and the suspect was arrested”.

Limpopo police commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has condemned continuous acts of gender-based violence across the province “in the strongest possible terms”.

The husband is expected to appear in the Hlanganani Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.

Police investigation are still ongoing.