Woman fatally stabbed in a taxi

2016-01-20 06:00
Photo: Makhosandile zulu The taxi in which Lorraine Moonsamy was fatally stabbed allegedly by her husband.

Photo: Makhosandile zulu The taxi in which Lorraine Moonsamy was fatally stabbed allegedly by her husband.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

LORRAINE Moonsamy, a mother of four from Glenhills, was fatally stabbed in a taxi last Thursday morning, at around 5am, allegedly by her husband.

The incident occurred inside a taxi that had just left the KwaDukuza Taxi Rank and was approaching the traffic lights on King Shaka Street.

According to a witness, the couple, who were allegedly going through a divorce, were the only passengers in the taxi with the driver and conductor being the other people present.

The witness said the man then reportedly started stabbing the woman multiple times in the chest area. The driver then stopped the vehicle and attempted to apprehend him, said the witness.

“As the driver dragged the man out of the vehicle that is when [the man] started stabbing himself near the heart,” the witness said.

Moonsamy was declared dead on the scene and the man was rushed to the Stanger Regional Hospital.

SAPS provincial spokesperson, Major Thulani Zwane said a 35-year-old woman was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband inside a minibus taxi at Gledhow Mill Road, KwaDukuza.

He said the suspect was immediately arrested and taken to hospital for treatment after he stabbed himself. Zwane said the suspect was under police guard.

“The motive of the killing is unknown at this stage. The suspect will be charged for murder,” said Zwane.

The suspect appeared in the KwaDukuza Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 19 January.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.