Fiancé arrested after nurse stabbed

2014-08-19 00:00

THE fiancé of a Northdale Hospital nurse has been arrested after her body was found near a railway line in Kwamachibisa area with a stab wound to the chest.

Mpume Zondi (42) was last seen by her mother, Ester Zondi, on Saturday night, when she left to meet her fiancé outside her home.

“I did not suspect a thing when she left the house. But later I was called by neighbours saying they were fighting and he was dragging her. They said they tried to break up the fight, but he threatened them with a firearm,” said Zondi.

The distraught mother told The Witness that the couple were preparing for their wedding, even though the date had not been announced.

“She was a loving daughter who wanted the best for her child and family. She loved to sleep with me even though she was old. I don’t know what happened between them … they have been in a relationship for 14 years,” said Zondi.

According to police spokesperson Captain Musa Ntombela they arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with the murder.

“It’s alleged that the suspect kidnapped his girlfriend from Ashdown. It’s alleged that he stabbed her once in the chest,” said Ntombela.

The man is expected to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court today.


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