Woman stabbed to death in ‘love triangle’

2010-09-23 12:09

A woman was stabbed to death, allegedly by another female believed to be dating her boyfriend, in eMbalenhle in Pietermaritzburg.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said that the woman, Thandeka Nompilo Funda (21), died on her way to a clinic.

“She sustained three stab wounds to the back,” said Jeevan.

Police thought that Funda was at her boyfriend’s house in Willowfontein last night when the other woman (22) arrived and a fist fight ensued.

Jeevan said the man, Simphiwe Mbanjwa, told the women to leave his house. It was believed that he was dating both of them.

Funda confronted the woman outside the house and another fight ensued, which resulted in Funda allegedly stabbing her several times in the back, said Jeevan.

“The female fought back and got hold of the knife and allegedly stabbed Funda. Both women were taken to eMbalenhle Clinic. On arrival, Funda was declared dead,” said Jeevan.

The woman was arrested. She will make an appearance in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrates Court soon, said Jeevan.?

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