Woman arrested for fatally stabbing boyfriend


A case of murder was opened at the Batho Police Station in Bloemfontein after a man was stabbed to death, allegedly by his girlfriend during an argument over WhatsApp messages.

On Sunday the police at the Batho Frontline Service Centre received a complaint of an argument where one victim was fatally stabbed at the Lusaka Square informal settlement.

Spokesperson for the police, Thabo Covane, said a patrol vehicle was despatched, and on arrival a woman led them to the back of the property where the incident occurred. Inside the backroom the police found the lifeless body of a man beside the bed with a stab wound on the left side of his neck.

“According to a witness, the 25-year-old victim had an argument with his girlfriend over WhatsApp messages between him and another woman. The suspect became violent and the victim took her out of the room and locked the door. The suspect is alleged to have gotten hold of a knife and gained entrance into the room through the back window and attacked the victim.

“The witness forced the door open and discovered that the victim was lying motionless on the floor with a stab wound. The paramedics and the police were then summoned to the scene and the man was declared dead,” Covane explained.

The suspect will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 15 March 2022.

Compiled by Justine Fortuin