Man arrested for ‘murdering’ his girlfriend in shop

2015-10-13 06:00

A 39-year-old man has been arrested for the alleged murder of his girlfriend.

Lieutenant Ian Bennett, Manenberg police spokesperson, says he was arrested after he allegedly accosted his girlfriend at a shop in Klipfontein Road.

It is understood that the 24-year-old woman entered the shop with two friends. Without warning the perpetrator attacked her in the shop. She tried to flee on foot.

“She tripped and fell; this is when he stabbed her eighteen times in her back,” says Bennett.

Bennett says the shop owner intervened, but it was too late as she died from her injuries on the scene.

A case of murder has been opened for investigation, with the suspect arrested charged with murder. He was scheduled to appear in the Athlone Magistrates’ Court yesterday.


Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Manenberg police on 021 699 9400 or Crime Stop on 086 001 0111.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.