Rietpoort man arrested for stabbing girlfriend’s lover dead

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Police in Smithfield arrested a man after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend’s lover in a backyard shack in Rietpoort, Smithfield, on Monday evening.

According to police spokesperson, Yanga Ngcukana, the 28-year-old suspect was arrested on the scene.

Ngcukana says the knife used to stab the 49-year-old man and girlfriend in the chest and stomach respectively was also confiscated on the scene.

He says the suspect attacked both occupants of the shack after he found them kissing where the woman (43) resides.

“He pushed the door open and he stabbed the man that was inside the house as well as the girlfriend. The man died on the scene. The girlfriend was taken to Smithfield hospital,” says Ngcukana.

The suspect will appear before the Smithfield Magistrates Court on charges of murder and attempted murder on Wednesday, 1 March.

He adds that the 43-year-old woman is in stable condition.

Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News