Lovers’ quarrels lead to the stabbing of a man and woman

2012-10-23 00:00

DOMESTIC violence has reared its ugly head on the South Coast.

Two separate incidents, both over the weekend, have seen a man and a woman stabbed — one to death — allegedly by their partners.

They took place at Port Edward and inland, at Murchiston.

In the coastal incident, a lovers’ quarrel ended tragically for the man after his girlfriend stabbed him to death upon finding him with another woman in their home.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said he suffered 11 stab wounds.

The girlfriend was arrested and will appear in Ramsgate Magistrates’ Court to face a charge of murder.

At Murchiston, a 28-year-old man stabbed his wife nine times in the back with a broken bottle.

The couple had apparently got into a scuffle before the incident occurred at about 5.30 pm on Saturday.

An attempted murder docket was opened.

Wiid said stabbing was rare in domestic scuffles on the South Coast.

“It’s mostly slapping and punching and the culprit is usually alcohol.”

Rachel Tomlinson, manager of the Sinethemba Shelter in Scottburgh — the only facility for abused women and children on the South Coast said children were too often witnesses to their parents’ violence.

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