The police have arrested a woman, her lover and an alleged hitman for the murder of a Limpopo school teacher.
Daniel Ramaipadi, aged 53, who was a teacher and head of department at a local school in Burgersfort, was shot and killed in his home by an unknown man on 22 July.
His car was also stolen but was found abandoned two days later a few kilometres away from the crime scene, in a sports field.
In the ongoing investigation, the wife of the deceased, Vuyelwa Glenrose Ramaipadi is suspected to have conspired with her boyfriend to hire a hitman to kill her husband.
Vuyelwa, aged 37, appeared in the Praktiseer Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on a charge of murder and was denied bail.
Her alleged accomplices, aged 42 and 34, will appear in the same court later today.
The case, believed to be domestic violence-related, was successfully cracked by a special task team compromising of the elite provincial Tracking Team, provincial Crime Intelligence and provincial detectives.
In a statement, acting provincial police commissioner Major-General Bafana Linda said, after the incident was reported to the police, a special task team was established and a manhunt ensued, which led to the arrest of the three suspects.
The police investigation is still continuing.
Meanwhile, Linda has extended his gratitude to the team for solving the case within a short period of time.