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A 29-year-old woman was arrested for stabbing her partner to death. Photo:

Woman (29) murders fiancé in Gqeberha

A 29-year-old woman was arrested in the wee hours of this morning after she was found to have murdered her fiancé

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A 29-year-old woman was arrested for stabbing her partner to death. Photo:

A 29-year-old woman is expected to make her first appearance in Motherwell magistrates’ court tomorrow in Gqeberha facing a charge of murder.

The woman was arrested and detained in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, 19 June on charges of murder after the alleged stabbing of her fiancé.

According to police information, it is alleged that at about 03:00, the couple returned home from a party. An argument broke out between them and the suspect ordered her boyfriend to leave.

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“It is further alleged that the boyfriend, aged 34 years, started to assault her and during the physical altercation, he was stabbed in his chest and back,” police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu revealed.

He succumbed to his wounds at the clinic. Naidu also revealed that the the incident took place in Elephant Park.

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“The woman was arrested at the crime scene and detained for murder. She is expected to appear in the Motherwell magistrate court tomorrow, 20 June 2022. The next of kin of the deceased has not yet been informed,” Colonel Naidu explained.


With the scourge of gender-based-violence (GBV) continuously rearing its ugly head, in the State of the National Address (SONA) for 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa cited plans to fight GBVF.

He indicated that Government had introduced new laws to protect women and children in South Africa from abuse and violence. The implementation of this legislation will go a long way to ensuring that cases are successfully prosecuted, that survivors are protected and that there are more effective deterrents in place.

Furthermore, The GBVF Response Fund was launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa together with the International Women’s Forum of South Africa in February 2021 to address the high levels of GBVF in South Africa.
Since then, around R150 million has been pledged to the fund, with 75% of this amount already collected.