Butterworth woman expected in court for stepdad’s murder


A 25 year-old woman from Butterworth is expected to appear before the town’s Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday after she arrested on Monday by Msobomvu Police for the alleged murder of her stepfather.

The incident happened at their home at the town’s Madiba Informal Settlement.

Police said a quarrel allegedly broke out between the two after the 49 year- old stepfather had switched off the stove that the suspect was using.

Following the dispute, the suspect allegedly stabbed her stepfather with a kitchen knife on his upper body.

The man, whose identity is being withheld until all his family members are informed, died at the scene.

According to Captain Manatha, the suspect was arrested on the spot and faces a charge on murder.