A woman was arrested in the Free State for reportedly stabbing her ex-boyfriend to death in Sehlajaneng Village.
The 28-year-old woman allegedly attacked her ex-boyfriend in retaliation after he allegedly stabbed her in the shoulder.
“It is alleged that on 7 July 2023 at about 23:30, the ex-boyfriend, who is the deceased (22), saw his ex-girlfriend entering a local tavern at Sehlajaneng Village.
“He approached his ex-girlfriend and they both went outside the tavern until in the street whereby the man allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend with a knife on the left shoulder and she retaliated, overpowered the man, took away the knife from him and stabbed him.
“He collapsed on the scene but was rushed to a local hospital with a private vehicle in Phuthaditjhaba where he succumbed to his injuries,” said Free State police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Mmako Mophiring.
“The police were later informed by the hospital of his passing and it was discovered that he sustained two stabbed wounds to the chest. A case of murder is being investigated,” he said.
The woman is scheduled to appear in Tseki Magistrate’s Court on Monday to face a murder accusation.
In another case, Mophiring reported that a 30-year-old man was arrested after allegedly setting fire to his ex-cottage girlfriend’s after an apparent argument at a nearby tavern.
“It’ is alleged that on Saturday, 08 July 2023 at about 17:20, the 33-year-old woman from the Tambo section of Matwabeng near Senekal left her shack to go to a local tavern. On her arrival she reportedly had a confrontation with her ex-boyfriend who threatened to stab her with a broken beer bottle,” he said.
“On Sunday, 09 July 2023 at about 03:10, she received a call from her ex-boyfriend informing her that her shack was on fire. At the time of the incident, she was sleeping at her sister’s house. The suspect was traced and arrested. A case of arson is being opened.”
The man was expected to appear in the Senekal Magistrate’s Court on Monday, facing a charge of arson.