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19-year-old woman arrested after fatally stabbing man

Sep 2, 2018
19-year-old woman arrested after fatally stabbing man

Msobomvu police arrested a 19-year-old woman for alleged murder of a 32-year-old man.

"The suspect was arrested in the early hours of Saturday," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"It is alleged that the suspect, who was armed with a knife stabbed the 32-year-old man on Saturday, at about 01:05, at Zazulwana Extension Village, Butterworth."

He said that the 32-year-old man bled profusely and was rushed to Butterworth Hospital where he died on arrival.

"Police were informed of the murder and they acted swiftly by tracing the suspect. It is not so clear at this point in time what led to the stabbing of the deceased," Capt Manatha added.

"The identity of the deceased is still being withheld until his close relatives are officially informed of his murder."

The suspect will appear before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of murder.