Takkie spat leads to woman’s death

2010-04-02 00:00

AN argument over a pair of takkies ended in death for a 46-year-old Willowfountain woman. Her brother is in hospital in a serious condition after being stabbed repeatedly in the chest, while their attacker is still at large.

Police reports said the brother and sister, Zwelakhe (41) and Khumbuzile Mncwabe, were at home on Wednesday night with a person they know when a disagreement over a pair of takkies started.

The takkies are believed to have belonged to the attacker.

A fight erupted that ended with Zwelakhe being stabbed repeatedly in the chest.

When his sister tried to intervene, she was stabbed in the neck.

Police found her dead when they arrived. Her brother was taken to Edendale hospital.

They received the report of the incident around 10.30 pm.

They said the attacker, who is believed to be a man from the area, ran away.

Police are appealing to anyone who can assist with information to contact Detective Captain Dladla at 033 398 9748 or on his cell at 082 798 8155.

It is not known at this stage if liquor was involved.

Willowfountain councillor S’bu Mkhize had not heard about the incident when The Witness called him for comment, but he condemned the crime.

“I’m against all crime and won’t accept people taking the law into their own hands because it means none of us is safe,” Mkhize said.


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