Woman stabbed to death in front of son

2012-01-10 16:23
Johannesburg - A 28-year-old Soweto man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death in front of their son in Protea North, police said.

"Yesterday [Monday] in the evening, the man went to his girlfriend to allegedly see his 5-year-old son and when he arrived it is alleged that the girlfriend refused to let him see the boy and he got angry," said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

He said the man then took out a knife and stabbed the woman six times in front of the child.

Makhubela said the woman, 23, died at the scene and the man ran away.

Acting on information, police found the man at a shack in Protea on Tuesday.

He was detained at the Protea Glen police station and was expected to appear soon in the Protea Magistrate's Court.

The boy was taken to stay with the woman's grandmother.

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