Cops want to interview news anchor after fiancee found dead

Cops want to interview news anchor after fiancee found dead
Published: 2014 August 10 10:03:53 (15232 Views)
SABC news anchor Lisakhanya "Lisa" Pete was allegedly assaulted by her boyfriend, Simthembile Pambuka – who was then found dead in her apartment, allegedly with poison in his system.

It happened last Sunday in Florida, Gauteng.

Violence allegedly erupted when Simthembile discovered that Pete was allegedly cheating on him.

According to a police source close to the investigation, cops want to interview Lisa in connection with the death of her fiance.

Apparently, Pambuka, a former lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, had paid lobola for the SABC anchor and they were supposed to get married in December.

Two friends close to the deceased told Sunday Sun that Simthembile took a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg to visit his fiancee – but he didn't tell anyone he was coming.

Apparently when he arrived at the house he interrogated Lisa about her alleged cheating.

This was reportedly confirmed by a police officer who arrived at the scene and is close to the case.

"We checked his phone for any suspicious SMSes and found an SMS which the deceased had sent to Lisa – claiming that he knew she was having an affair with two men. And he named them in the SMS," claimed the cop.

But in her statement to police, Lisa said Simthembile was beating her and she escaped through the window.

"She claimed the deceased might have taken his own life," said a police investigator.

The officer also told Sunday Sun that they were unable to contact Lisa.

"We don't know where she is now.

"We tried to contact her several times but her phone is on voicemail.

"We would like to talk to her," he said. The cop went on: "In the flat we found fruit juice that the deceased had been drinking, as well as liquid, powder and pills."

A friend of the couple told the Dailysun Paper: "The two had arguments, until Simthembile allegedly decided to assault her – and later took his life."

Another friend said: "Simthembile's death came as a shock to me. But my worry is that he was not the kind of guy to commit suicide.

"Something must have pushed him to that," said the source.

Florida police confirmed that a case of murder has been opened and that their investigations are continuing.

Last week, his brother Zama Pambuka said that Simthembile's death came as a result of poisoning.

Zama said: "The matter is being investigated by the Florida police and only a few details have been confirmed.

"The post-mortem revealed that he had poison in his system and the police are still trying to find out how he took it.

"And they are still looking for Lisa," he told the SunTeam.

The funeral took place on Saturday in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape.

Source - Dailysun

Tags: poison, suicide, murder,

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