Stabbed: woman dies after fight over boyfriend

2010-09-24 00:00

A ROW over a man ended tragically when two women repeatedly stabbed each other, leaving one of them dead, in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday evening.

The surviving 22-year-old woman sustained about eight stab wounds, while Thandeka Nompilo Funda (21) died at Embalenhle Community Health Care Centre.

They had been fighting over Simphiwe Mbanjwa (30).

Mbanjwa said he was with Funda at his Willowfountain house when the murder suspect entered at about 9.30 pm. After a quarrel, Funda left.

“Later the second one followed [Funda] to her house. [Funda] produced a knife and stabbed the other one about eight times,” said Mbanjwa.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said both women were taken to the clinic with stab wounds, where Funda was declared dead on arrival.

The 22-year-old woman was arrested and will appear in court soon.

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