Abused: girlfriend stabs drunk lover

2011-08-17 00:00

A 37-YEAR-OLD woman made a brief appearance in the New Hanover Magistrate’s Court yesterday on a charge of murdering her allegedly abusive boyfriend and was released on R600 bail.

Fikile Dlamini’s boyfriend, Bongani Mthembu (48), allegedly returned home drunk on Saturday, fought with her and assaulted her.

Dlamini allegedly called for help from family members, but no one came to her assistance.

She then took a knife and stabbed Mthembu once in the left thigh. Mthembu was taken to Appelsbosch hospital where he died the following morning.

• At the Womens’ Day celebrations in Kokstad on August 9, Premier Zweli Mkhize came out strongly against violence against women, saying it is one thing that can never be tolerated by the government. He said his government wants to ensure economic empowerment for women is a key factor in uplifting communities, which is linked to the government’s efforts to improve lives of women, particularly in rural areas. — .

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