Wife stabbed to death

2010-11-15 00:00

A PIETERMARITZBURG mother lost her life in a brutal incident of domestic violence — allegedly at the hands of her husband — while their five-year-old son looked on.

The 32-year-old woman whose name is known to The Witness was stabbed to death in her flat, Crescent Gardens on Jabu Ndlovu (Loop) Street on Saturday evening, allegedly by her husband.

It is believed she was stabbed several times by her husband after the couple had an argument.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan told The Witness that the husband fled the scene after the incident, adding that he went to the Transkei region.

It is understood that the suspect contacted his lawyer, who then informed the investigating officer that he will hand himself over to the police today (Monday).

No arrests had been made at the time of going to press.

Jeevan said the woman was able to speak to two sets of police officers before she died.

She explained that a police officer who lives in the flat complex rushed to the scene shortly after the incident.

The woman died on Saturday evening at Edendale Hospital. Her family has declined to comment.

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