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28-year-old man arrested after 32-year-old woman stabbed to death

Jun 4, 2018
28-year-old man arrested after 32-year-old woman stabbed to death

Msobomvu Police detectives arrested a 28-year-old man for alleged murder of a 32-year-old woman over the weekend.

"The deceased was fatally stabbed on her lower body on Saturday, at about 21:00, at Mchubakazi Township, Butterworth," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The deceased was seen already dead by one of the people staying within the yard."

He said that a quick investigation by the Msobomvu Police detectives led to the arrest of the suspect.

"It is understood that the two had a misunderstanding that led to the fatal stabbing of the deceased," Capt Manatha added.

"The identity of the deceased is still being withheld pending the official notification of all the relatives of the deceased about her murder."

He said police are not yet sure of the motive for the murder.

The suspect is due to appear before the Butterworth Magistrate Court on Monday on a murder charge.

Butterworth Cluster Commander, Brigadier Trevor Mey, condemned the murder of a woman, who could not defend herself.

He applauded his investigators for their their swift actions in apprehending the suspect.