Man arrested for murder of student Jabulile Nhlapo

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VANDERBIJLPARK – A man was arrested on Thursday in connection with the murder of a Vanderbijlpark student.

The Sedibeng Ster reports the 29-year-old man allegedly shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, 21-year-old Unisa student Jabulile Nhlapo, at her residence on Tuesday.

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It follows the fatal shooting of Mangosuthu University of Technology student Zolile Khumalo at a varsity residence earlier this month, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend. 

Several high-profile cases, like the conviction of Sandile Mantsoe for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Karabo Mokoena, has once again highlighted the scourge of gender-based violence and intimate partner violence in South Africa.