Man dies trying to protect girlfriend

2012-04-30 13:49

Johannesburg - A man has been stabbed to death in Zola, Soweto, allegedly by someone harassing his girlfriend, Gauteng police said on Monday.

"Last night [Sunday] a man was walking with his girlfriend in Zola when they met an unknown man who started troubling the girlfriend," Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

"Her boyfriend was trying to protect her when the unknown man took out a knife and stabbed the boyfriend in the upper body. The boyfriend, in his 30s, died on the scene."

The couple had been walking to a 24-hour shop to buy food at around 23:00.

Police are looking for the knifeman.

  • Deana - 2012-04-30 14:02

    Rip, my friend! You died an honorable death!

      Bryan - 2012-04-30 17:13

      Why is nobody safe in this country? You cannot even walk to the store without being stabbed to death. I have no words for this...

      Preshen - 2012-05-02 08:27

      He deserve a 21 gun salute

  • Michelle - 2012-04-30 14:02

    How sad Life is cheap in SA!!!! And our esteemed president has just made it cheaper by giving clemency to certain criminals. And I have to add to that, the ones who could cause his downfall because of the information they have on him (Shaik Shaik Shaik)

  • lovenergy - 2012-04-30 14:04

    Such a pity that the last people with integrity are being killed off by the criminals of this country. RIP you are a hero

  • Shirley - 2012-04-30 14:10

    Just another every day occurance which is deemed "normal" in this sick and dying country of ours!

      Zambezi - 2012-04-30 14:40

      How barbaric !

      Juan - 2012-04-30 18:28

      Hmmm and it's a safe country according to Zuma.

      Stewart - 2012-04-30 20:01

      Safe for Zoomie and all his crimnal budies. Shaik etc

  • peter.phadi - 2012-04-30 14:40

    RIP dear fellow... Ehhh! Where is the female at the moment? *Thinking*

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-04-30 14:47

    And our president wants to release 30000 more.

      Angelica - 2012-04-30 14:58

      tell me about it they releasing because there aint enough space... i say bring the death penalty back for the murderers and the rapists..then there will be space for the petty robbers and fraudsters!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-30 14:53

    Savages should live on a huge ship in the middle of the sea.

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-04-30 15:03

      Ha ha!

      Stewart - 2012-04-30 16:09


      Douglas - 2012-05-01 23:42

      Make that a small ship.

      Louwhan - 2012-05-02 04:40

      what about a rubber duck with a few holes in.

      Tracy - 2012-05-02 13:31

      @ Louwhan... in shark infested waters with no paddle and pig's blood leaking out of the rubber duck

      VaMbozha - 2012-05-02 14:08

      with no captain...and little fuel

      Keith - 2012-05-02 17:55

      Then pull the plug out.

  • Gavin - 2012-04-30 14:55

    and soon there will about 15,000 more criminals on the streets of SA courtesy of ZUMA INC....sorry, I mean ZUMA ANC.

      Angelica - 2012-04-30 14:59

      tell me about it they releasing because there aint enough space... i say bring the death penalty back for the murderers and the rapists..then there will be space for the petty robbers and fraudsters!!!!!!!!!!!

      Shepherd Kgakala - 2012-04-30 15:12

      I think they said more than 35 in S.A. isnt safe at all.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-04-30 15:20

      Gavin, it's 35000 not 15000.

  • Sivuyile - 2012-04-30 14:59

    thats very bad I can't understand such truel monsters if was a judge I should punish these by firing squad such people should not live

  • stephany.whites - 2012-04-30 15:14

    This life is crazy!

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-04-30 15:24

    The prez must be made to answer for these crimes. They have happened on his watch. Not once has he raised the issue of crime and undertaken to something about it. Perhaps he wants them to target whites and bump them all off.

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-30 15:27

    It is doubtful, this "Philemon" is a black person. With this dumb stupid fb access, it is so easy to play sick games !!!!!

      Mike - 2012-04-30 16:37

      Philemon is black.

  • Carla Simone Herwill - 2012-04-30 15:33

    and they are raping and murdering for what??? adrenilin i hear! as a victim of this i am deeply hurt, nevermind enraged! i say what ever crime is comitted should be inflicted on the criminals! see how they like it.

      pokum - 2012-05-02 09:29

      i totaly agree with you carla, that would be the perfect solution

  • themba.ntuli - 2012-04-30 16:28

    U know zola used to one of the most notorius and feared townships back then my dad use to tell me when migrant workers asked for direction there they where given it using okapi knifes but things have changed besides this isolated accidents

  • Ted - 2012-04-30 17:03

    And some golf-ball brained fools on this same forum always say we complain too much about crime in the homeland? Only in the wild do you get someone walking up to you to GET your girlfriend. Something like he believes the girl is some commodity to fight for. No respect for life, for women, and definitely nothing good to live for. These criminals need a clear deterrent- an eye for an eye. We talk of how bad the death sentence is because we are still alive!

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-04-30 18:25

    R I P hero hero qhawe lamaqhawe rhulumente rhulumente uyayibona na? imisebenzi yakho emibi

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-04-30 18:26

    R I P hero hero qhawe lamaqhawe rhulumente rhulumente uyayibona na? imisebenzi yakho emibi

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-04-30 18:26

    R I P hero hero qhawe lamaqhawe rhulumente rhulumente uyayibona na? imisebenzi yakho emibi

  • Lumko Ntshinka - 2012-04-30 19:40

    Noble action, i jus hope n pray she ws ol worth it n nt jus anatha b@#*

      pokum - 2012-05-02 09:33

      awubhadlanga rha, if you cannot say anything respectful... you should learn to just keep your nasty comments to yourself.

  • Shannon-lea - 2012-04-30 19:45

    Do you really think Zuma really cares about this?? Please !!! He is more worried about releasing 30000 more Crimninals like him to vote for him. RIP young man. He died a hero which is more than I can say for these cowards eg Zuma.

  • - 2012-04-30 20:49

    that guy died a hero. respect!! rip

  • hlongwanech - 2012-05-01 13:28

    untill death do them apart .

  • Mtibra - 2012-05-01 14:13

    Til death do us apart may he rest in peace

  • brian.ellse - 2012-05-01 16:03

    "Police are looking for the knifeman".......and unless he puts his hand up and says "I am the one", he will never be caught.

  • Christopher - 2012-05-01 16:26

    proudly South African pshhhhhhhhhh

  • Jack - 2012-05-01 18:06

    A knife is a very dangerous weapon,a person walkin around wit it is not bluffing.feel sory 4da girlfriend witnessing sumthin lyk dis

  • pokum - 2012-05-02 09:25

    she will never get over this

  • malcolm.dale - 2012-05-02 11:02

    "A nation that has no respect for human life has no future" - so said a wise sage/anon some time ago. RIP poor fellow and sympathies to the families. In this safe country of ours we are proving that point quite adequately. On another track - the biblical quote that the "love of money is the root of all evil" - pray tell who is showing this love of money right now? Is it not those in power? Why can't they focus the same amount of energy on crime as they do on accumulating wealth?

  • Sabiha - 2012-05-02 13:06

    and we say muslim religion is cruel - why is dubai, saudi arabia safe cos they dnt waste time ,chop off the hands for doing wrong

      Michelle - 2012-05-02 15:33

      Fully agree Sabiha Have lived in Dubai for the past year Love SA but definitely do not miss the crime.

  • julie.khan3 - 2012-05-02 14:32

    I was in Bali walking at around midnight with my son to the beach.The Indonesian youths were so respectable.We were not even terrified to walk in the alleys.They were not even drinking ..just spending time with freinds.No mugging,no begging,

      Michelle - 2012-05-02 15:34

      Living in another country, you come to realise that it is not a privilege to be able to walk around safely at night It is your right!!!!!

  • Michaele - 2012-05-02 15:50

    I see there is no mention of this brave guy's girlfriend. I sincerely hope thst she was not harmed in any way.

  • Caleb - 2012-05-02 16:05

    Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his friends. John 15.13. r.i.p

  • ripfumelo.shepherd1 - 2012-05-02 17:50

    It is so painfl criminal lyk ds 1 ned 2 be lock in jail 4 al his/her lyf

  • Hasani P - 2012-05-02 18:41

    It is stories like these that make me really scared to live in this planet. How can you do this to another man's child

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-02 19:17

    And do you know how our government reacts to this? They have bodyguards. Bulletproof motorcars. They build walls around their houses. Private security. CCTV systems. They run away and visit other countries. Fly all over the show. Backup of backups. Travel in convoys. They build themselves bunkers. They say S.A. is safe. While you, walking to the 24-hour shop to buy yourself something to eat - on your way to hand this useless government another 14% of your spend - gets knifed by an enemy within our borders because of the government's ineptitude.

  • Jan - 2012-05-03 07:14

    lets give a hand to our government for protecting its people. RIP

  • marius.dumas - 2012-05-15 12:39

    Men are such fools. In this "gender equal" society men still believe it is their job to sacrifice their lives for a woman to be considered a man. Woman's life is still regarded as worth more. If he just stop trying to be the hero, they both might have lived now.

      Leoni - 2012-05-28 15:48

      No life is worth more than another Marius! However, I teach my two young sons to open a door for a lady, let a lady enter first, and just general small courtesies (irrespective of her age, colour or social standing) and surely this young man's mother taught him the same thing... unfortunately this man paid with his life for decency... So many males so few MEN left in this world

      marius.dumas - 2012-05-29 16:00

      Leoni We are equal it’s not a man’s job to put a lady first, anymore than it is a ladies job to do the mans washing and cleaning. I don’t believe in feminist double standards. It can also not be expected of a man to sacrifice his life for a woman. It would be hypocritical to assume her life is worth more than his. I don’t know any women who would sacrifice her life to save that of a man. So it goes both ways and so it should. Modern women want their bread buttered on both sides. Women want advantages of old traditions and the advantages of the modern world depending on where they can benefit the most. If we consider each other equal, then we are equal for better and worse and only a hypocrite will differ. expecting a man to put a lady first,saying its mans job to protect a woman, a mans job to support the woman, mans job to carry her things. Those stereotyped roles are gone with the traditional patriarchal system that women abolished in exchange for equality, and soon your sons will realise that old traditions and modern society don’t mix because women will not return the favour. If women wanted to be treated as equal then treat them as equal on all grounds, like it or not. With so few real WOMEN and so many females, who of them are qualified to define what real MEN are supposed to be.

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