The South African police command has arrested a man who murdered his girlfriend over a bottle of liquor.
According to reports, the 35-year old man murdered his 27-year-old girlfriend because she opened his bottle of Jameson whiskey to take a sip without his permission.
The suspect who is from Tswelopele near Midrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, is said to have informed everyone in his household not to open the bottle as only he has the right to.
His fiancee, Palesa Moloi, 27, however, opened it to take a sip resulting in him stabbing her several times for disobeying him.
Police boss Captain Bernard Matimulane speaking on the case said;
When police interrogated him, he told them he killed the woman because she opened his bottle of whiskey and drank some while he was not around.
He told the cops only he, as the head of the household, was entitled to open the liquor.
He claimed it was his culture.
The suspect has been charged with murder and is expected to appear in the Tembisa Magistrates Court on Thursday.