Margate: love affair ends in suicide

2011-04-19 00:00

A LOVE affair that turned sour ended in tragedy yesterday for a 28-year-old man from Ezinqoleni who is thought to have hanged himself after having a fight with his girlfriend and stabbing her the day before he was found dead in his room.

According to Pumzile Makaula of the SA Police Force in Margate, Joseph Mhlonishwa Mbhele was found hanging in his room by members of his family yesterday morning. Makaula confirmed that his girlfriend — who he is believed to have stabbed the night before — is receiving care at Murchison Hospital.

“It is believed that the deceased had suspected that his girlfriend was having an affair with another man,” Makaula said.

“No suicide note was found at the scene.”

Makaula added that no foul play is suspected. “An inquest docket has been opened and the case is being investigated,” she said.

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