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Body of a 23-year-old woman with stab wounds found in Adelaide

Police found the body of a 23-year-old woman with stab wounds on Saturday in Adelaide. Her 21-year-old boyfriend was later arrested.

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A 23-year-old woman was stabbed to death allegedly by her boyfriend. 

Police spokesperson Captain Siphokazi Mawisa said police were called out to a murder scene at around 00:20 on Saturday in Bonani Street, Lingelethu in Adelaide.


“On arrival, police found the body of a 23-year-old woman with stab wounds. It is alleged that the victim and her boyfriend were arguing when he allegedly stabbed her to death.”

Mawisa said the boyfriend, aged 21, was later arrested and detained on a charge of murder.

“Gender-based Violence is a priority crime and a huge concern for the SAPS. Therefore, every effort must be made to arrest suspects and put them behind bars.”

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He furthermore said the boyfriend is due to appear at Adelaide Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 02 August 2021.

The Acting Amathole District Commissioner, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu has condemned the murder and urged people to seek professional help to solve their problems. 

“We will ensure those perpetrators involved in such incidents face the full might of the law.” 

Women in abused relationships are urged to contact People Opposed to Woman Abuse (POWA).


POWA is a feminist, women’s rights organisation that provides both services and engages in advocacy to ensure the realisation of women’s rights and thereby improve women’s quality of life.

POWA also provides shelter services for clients (and their children where relevant) who have been the victims of GBV. 

These services are located in the East and West Rand, and a “second stage” house is located in Berea. POWA also provides several forms of counselling to clients (including shelter clients), such as face-to-face counselling, support groups (facilitated by a social worker), and telephone counselling and referrals.

The Legal and Advocacy Department at POWA also assists women, approximately 50 per month, with telephonic and face-to-face legal advice to women, court preparation and support, and referral to other professionals and practitioners (pro bono). Click here for the website or contact them on: 011 642 4345