Woman stabbed to death in front of son

2012-01-10 16:23

Johannesburg - A 28-year-old Soweto man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death in front of their son in Protea North, police said.

"Yesterday [Monday] in the evening, the man went to his girlfriend to allegedly see his 5-year-old son and when he arrived it is alleged that the girlfriend refused to let him see the boy and he got angry," said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

He said the man then took out a knife and stabbed the woman six times in front of the child.

Makhubela said the woman, 23, died at the scene and the man ran away.

Acting on information, police found the man at a shack in Protea on Tuesday.

He was detained at the Protea Glen police station and was expected to appear soon in the Protea Magistrate's Court.

The boy was taken to stay with the woman's grandmother.

  • Willie - 2012-01-10 16:35

    Send him to the gallows "....girlfriend refused to let him see the boy and he got angry,..." not an excuse

      carpejugulim - 2012-01-10 18:23

      The age of SA induced instant self gratification ... if I don't get what I want right now, "I keeeel youuuuuu". No accountability and even less responsibility. The child has been permanently deprived of one parent and the other will be enjoying a holiday at the state's (read taxpayer's) expense while the grandmother is left looking after the child and trying to apply for a grant / find a job / feed, clothe and educate a child who didn't actually ask to be born and is a victim of someones total lack of self control

  • Ben - 2012-01-10 16:35

    What happened to ending the relationship in a civilised manner?

      Terrence - 2012-01-10 18:14

      You said civilized....hehehe

      Squeegee - 2012-01-10 18:39

      Ask Dewani...

  • Steenbra - 2012-01-10 16:38

    What the heck is going on.. there has been a number of 'family' murders in recent weeks! People have no respect for one another.. and people like that should be shown respect!!

      Sharkshoot - 2012-01-10 16:52

      In South Africa the government has conditioned their people to stop being accountable for the consequences of their actions. Everyone knows that a murder charge brings with it a possible 5-7 years in jail and parole for 'good behaviour'. The only murderers that sit for life are Eugene de Kock and Clive Derby-Lewis.

      Tsheko - 2012-01-10 16:53

      its called the end for the world!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Martin - 2012-01-10 16:53

    I can see why the girlfriend didnt want him to see the child, the scum had a knife on him. send him to hell, things like this is happening so often its a daily occurance.

  • Johan Britz - 2012-01-10 16:55

    Nothing but another regular day in a township. Barely newsworthy. The same will happen again tomorrow.

  • abner.malema - 2012-01-10 17:03

    sick world

  • Daniel - 2012-01-10 17:03

    Seems like family or relationship murders is high-fashion now here in the republic...SAD.

  • an0nthinker - 2012-01-10 17:05

    Seems more and more people are solving their problems this way. Stabbings are becoming a daily occurrence. Is our society becoming that uncivilized that they no longer know how to use words?

  • nishaatf - 2012-01-10 17:13

    Feel sorry for the child to have witness this , May the mother RIP , for the father may u rot in hell u son of an bastard ,

  • Shirley - 2012-01-10 17:14

    This "anger" that people have when they commit these horrendous crimes is fuelled by the lack of social consience,accountable laws and a serious lack of maorals and decency. Children are no longer raised to respect human life and are taught that you take what is yours!

      Shirley - 2012-01-10 17:32

      sorry that should be morals!

  • Caroline - 2012-01-10 17:19

    FRANS Worst than animals some species of people and they know who they are.

      Gerald - 2012-01-11 09:46

      gee Caroline...I don't who they are, care to enlighten us?

  • drummond.doig1 - 2012-01-10 17:29

    Its not about being a Black or a White person. Its about the frustration that is experienced by way too many fathers when dealing with a bitch ex who is in punish mode. The law sides with the woman and the man is treated like a criminal by the legal system even if he has done no wrong. Fix the legal system and 90 % of these crimes wont happen.

      Shirley - 2012-01-10 17:39

      Bullsh@t! Firstly this guy had a knife on him-not so nice parenting there. Secondly yes there are cases where woman use children as pawns to manipulate situations but this is no excuse for murder! How many woman are out there who NEVER receive a cent of maintance for there childre,go through the court system a 100 times and struggle to feed their children while the heartless,inhuman so called "father" lives it up? Dont tell me that frustration is an excuse for murder because thats cr@p!

      Tracy - 2012-01-10 17:44

      Except if you kill more than one person, then the sentences all run at the same time. So if you're going to kill one, you may as well kill 100, because it seems the sentence will be the same in the end.

      drummond.doig1 - 2012-01-10 18:07

      Ok so if I carry a gun or a knife ( perfectly legal ) it means I am a bad parent ? Lets be fair here, us fathers love our children just the same as as their mothers do,so perhaps he could claim that he was defending his child against her ?

      Beetroot - 2012-01-10 18:11

      Tracy, in the true tradition of modern culture and acceptance. You kill one person its murder, If you kill 10 000 its only war!

      Debbi - 2012-01-10 23:19

      Maybe he wasn't paying any child support so she wouldn't let him see the child. You try raising children without any support but the father takes credit for all their achievements.

      godesha - 2012-01-11 06:26

      Drummond, there is no justification for cold blooded murder, not ever.

  • Hermann - 2012-01-10 17:41

    ex Africa semper.

  • Kate - 2012-01-11 08:08

    It seems this is a new trend - if you have a problem with your girlfriend/wife,ex-girlfriend/ex-wife - then just murder her and all the problems go away. Unfortunately our justice system is still too lenient and life isnt worth much.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-01-11 10:01

    Although all races are capable of acts of unbelievable cruelty, statistics on crime by racial group tells an interesting story although of course these statistics will never be made public any more than they are allowed to be kept. Time to accept that we have created this monster through the evil that was apartheid and must now allow the previously disadvantaged to evolve to international standards of acceptable behavior at their own pace. It took the whites around 300 hundred years to develop mentally and socially in this country and the same period should not be expected for those that were prisoners in their own land to learn and evolve to the same level.

  • IrvinIco - 2012-01-16 19:01

    a child is motherless for life just because the father was refused to see him. This is pathetic.The boy will lose the father when he serves jail time.We are living with devils around us

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