WHEN Maria Sephokola confessed to her boyfriend that she had been cheating and was HIV-positive, she had no idea it would mean the end of her life.
The 25-year-old woman from Eersterust in Tshwane is lying in a mortuary today after being smashed with a hammer, allegedly by her furious lover.
People said the 38-year-old man went crazy on Saturday and started hitting her all over her body.
The couple had been together for four years. On Sunday morning he reportedly phoned his brother to tell him what had happened before fleeing. He was later arrested at Marikana squatter camp.
Community policing forum chairman Andries Mashika said the suspect’s two brothers came to his house to tell him of the incident and he phoned the police.
“We went to the house and found the man had locked his dead girlfriend in the bedroom. He had already fled the scene,” Andries said.
Maria’s mum, also Maria Sephokola, told Daily Sun she had never approved of her daughter’s boyfriend. “She chose to stay with her boyfriend under the same roof even though they were not married. If she had listened to my advice she would still be alive.”
Temba Police Constable Herman Moremi said: “Apparently the victim confessed to her lover that she had been cheating all the time they were together. She told him she was infected with HIV,” he said, adding that the suspect would appear in court on a murder charge.