Woman in court for stabbing boyfriend to death

2015-09-08 11:16

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Mbombela - The case against a 20-year-old Mpumalanga woman who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death during an argument has been postponed, and she has been released on a warning.

Mathapelo Moakathi was not asked to plead to a charge of murder when she appeared in the Evander Magistrate's Court on Monday.

She was arrested in Embalenhle on Saturday night after her boyfriend Moses Ngwenya, 28, was fatally stabbed at a local tavern.

"It is alleged that the lovers were enjoying each other at a tavern when they had an argument. The boyfriend was the first to attack his girlfriend and the girlfriend did not hesitate to fight back as she stabbed the deceased twice in his chest," Embalenhle police spokesperson Captain Magonseni Nkosi told African Eye News Service.

Nkosi said Ngwenya was rushed to a local clinic where he was certified dead.

She said it is alleged that the couple lived together and that Ngwenya was abusive and would regularly beat Moakathi.

Moakathi was released on warning and the case was postponed to September 30 for further investigation.

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