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Man arrested by Willowvale police for fatally stabbing his wife

Feb 4, 2019
Man arrested by Willowvale police for fatally stabbing his wife

Willowvale police over the weekend arrested a 43-year-old man for alleged murder of his wife, aged 33.

"It is alleged that the couple had a misunderstanding at their home on Sunday, at about 17:00, at Jojweni Locality, Nkelekethe Village, Willowvale," said police spokesperson, Capt Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect drew his knife and stabbed the wife on her upper body.

"When he discovered that the victim was bleeding profusely, he decided to take the wife to the Dutywa Health Centre."

Capt Manatha said that the wife was confirmed dead on arrival.

"The motive behind the gruesome murder is not clear at this point in time."

Husband arrested by Willowvale police for killing his wife

He said that police were informed that the victim was murdered by her husband.

"Police acted swiftly and arrested the suspect."

The suspect is due to appear before the Willowvale Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, on a murder charge.

Acting Butterworth SAPS Cluster Commander, Colonel Ncedo Ngwendze, condemned the cold blooded murder of the victim especially by the person who was supposed to protect her.

The identity of the victim is still being withheld until all her family members are officially informed of her murder.

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