Couple’s brawl ends in tragedy

Reaction Unit South Africa paramedics at the murder scene in Mountview.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly murdered his girlfriend in Mountview, Verulam. It is alleged that the couple were arguing over the suspect’s alleged infidelity, prompting him to stab her to death.

A family member of the suspect who lives in a separate building on the same property said the deceased and her boyfriend had been arguing all night.

She had allegedly accused him of cheating on her and infecting her and their two- month-old baby with HIV.  It is when she allegedly threatened to kill their child that the accused stabbed her.

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Reaction Unit South Africa head, Prem Balram said upon arrival at the scene, the woman was assessed by medics and was found to have been stabbed twice, once in the chest and the second time in the back. “She showed no sign of life and was pronounced dead at the scene,” said Balram.

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Balram further stated that the critically injured woman attempted to seek assistance from her boyfriend’s family but collapsed outside her shack.

The infant was reported not have been injured in the scuffle. Verulam SAPS communications officer, Cpt Henry Kistern, said the suspect who had initially fled the scene of the crime was apprehended on Monday afternoon. “The suspect has appeared in court,” he added.

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