Byline: Nonjabuliso Nhlambo

15 March 2022

A 42-year-old woman slew a man to death leaving another man seriously injured on Sunday, 13 March 2022 in Kwazanele township in Breyten.

The deceased is said to be the neighbour of the accused.

According to police information, the deceased reportedly went to fetch his wife from the neighbour’s house where he found four people in the yard, two females (one being the wife) and two males.

The four were said to have been drinking outside the house when the incident occurred.

According to Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, the man demanded that his wife returns home with him but the wife refused.

“A quarrel ensued between the man and the four.

During the scuffle the deceased reportedly took out a knife and one of the men present attempted to apprehend him, leading to the apprehender being stabbed on the hand and sustained minor injuries,” said Mohala in his statement.

Brigadier Mohlala further stated that the female neighbour was said to have grabbed the knife from the deceased’s hand(s) and allegedly stabbed him several time on his upper body.

“The deceased left the neighour’s house and succumbed to his injuries at his home.

He was discovered by a friend, who reportedly came to check up on him the morning of the folowing day, 14 March 2022 around 06h30 am,” explained Mohlala.

According to the police report of Breyten Police station, the man was found laying in a pool of blood at the back of his house.

Police at Breyten and emergency personnel were notified about the incident and immediately rushed to the scene, unfortunately when they arrived the man had already died.

“The woman who allegedly stabbed him was present and she reportedly handed herself to the police, she was arrested and a case of murder was opened by the police at Breyten.

The suspect is expected to appear at the Ermelo Magistrate court on Wednesday 16 March 2022 facing a murder charge.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela made a clarion call for people to resolve their differences amicably rather than resorting to violence.

“Our society needs to learn to solve issues in a peaceful manner because violence only breeds undesirable results’’ said the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga , Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela.