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Man stabbed to death trying to stop fight

2012-01-25 20:45

Johannesburg - A man was stabbed to death while trying to stop a fight between two people in George, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

Johannes Bruiners, 40, tried to save a woman who was being assaulted by a man in Bruce Street around 14:00 on Tuesday, Captain Malcolm Pojie said.

"Bruiners intervened when the man hit the woman with the handle of a knife," he said.

"In a fit of rage, the attacker turned to Bruiners and stabbed him in the neck."

He was declared dead on the scene after paramedics tried to resuscitate him.

It was not immediately clear why the 29-year-old man was attacking the woman.

Pojie said police arrested him on the scene after they were alerted.

The woman, 30, did not suffer serious wounds.

The man was expected to face a murder charge in the George Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Comments
  • Neil - 2012-01-25 21:40

    Eish, it suppose to be no good deed goes unpunished. RIP Bro you died a Hero

  • Penny - 2012-01-25 22:05

    He did the right thing and died inspite of it, hope the woman appreciated his efforts and has the decency to go to his funeral

  • Trevor - 2012-01-25 22:26

    It is a pity that we dont have the death sentence anymore,there is too much rubbish in this country[like the stabber mentioned here], and the death sentence would go a long way in restoring law and order.

  • Dan - 2012-01-25 23:54

    Poor guy , did the right thing , and payed the ultimate price . there are few such heroes left in this country . My heart goes out to his family . Its not much of a consolation to his family , but please remember that this guy did his best to defend another person .. he is a real hero

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