Woman arrested for allegedly stabbing her ex in revenge attack. A woman from the Free State‘s Sehlajaneng hamlet has been arrested after she was accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend in retaliation. The 28-year-old lady is accused of stabbing her ex after he is said to have stabbed her in the shoulder first.
According to sources, the ex-boyfriend, who is the dead (22), watched his ex-girlfriend enter a nearby tavern on July 7, 2023, at around 23:30, according to Warrant Officer Mmako Mophiring, a spokesperson for the Free State Police.
“He approached his ex-girlfriend and they both went outside the tavern whereby the man allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend with a knife on the left shoulder and she retaliated, overpowered the man, took away the knife from him, and stabbed him. He collapsed on the scene but was rushed to a local hospital with a private vehicle in Phuthaditjhaba where he succumbed to his injuries,” said Mophiring.
When the hospital later notified the police about his dying, according to Mophiring, it was revealed that he had suffered two stab wounds to the chest.
“A case of murder is being investigated, the woman was arrested and expected to appear in court soon on a charge of murder.”
In a different case involving ex-lovers, Mophiring said that a 30-year-old man was detained for reportedly lighting his ex-girlfriend’s cabin on fire after an apparent fight at a nearby bar.
“It’ is alleged that on Saturday, 08 July 2023 at about 17h20, the 33-year-old woman from the Tambo section of Matwabeng near Senekal left her shack to go to a local tavern. On her arrival she reportedly had a confrontation with her ex-boyfriend who threatened to stab her with a broken beer bottle,” he said. “On Sunday, 09 July 2023 at about 03h10, she received a call from her ex-boyfriend informing her that her shack was on fire. At the time of the incident, she was sleeping at her sister’s house. The suspect was traced and arrested. A case of arson is being opened.”