A 29-year-old Eastern Cape woman has been arrested for brutally murdering her fiance in the early hours of Sunday, 19 June 2022. According to the South African Poice Service (SAPS) in the province, she was arrested and detained on a charge of murder.
FIGHT BETWEEN COUPLE LED TO MAN’S DEATH
As to what led to the alleged murder, Eastern Cape authorities said the couple became involved in a heated spat, which then turned physical. The now deceased man allegedly attacked the woman, who in turn lunged at him with a knife. The 34-year-old man was taken to a local clinic for his wounds, but later died.
“According to police information, it is alleged that at about 03:00, the couple returned home from a party. An argument broke out between them and the suspect ordered her boyfriend to leave. It is further alleged that the boyfriend, aged 34 years, started to assault her and during the physical altercation, he was stabbed in his chest and back. He succumbed to his wounds at the clinic. The incident took place in Elephant Park,” said SAPS Eastern Cape spokesperson Priscilla Naidu in a brief statement.
The woman was then arrested at the crime scene on a murder charge. She is expected to appear in the Motherwell magistrate court on Monday, 20 June 2022. Police said the victim’s family was yet to be informed of the incident, at the time the crime was reported to media.