David Matsena
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7 Mar 2016
3:57 pm

Two women arrested for stabbing their husbands to death

David Matsena

One of the women allegedly took out a knife and stabbed her husband in the chest.

The husband stabbed his wife to death and daughter sustained wounds.

Police have arrested two women after they allegedly stabbed their husbands to death in two separate incidents in Soshanguve and Rosslyn, north of Pretoria.

The women, aged 40 and 41, allegedly killed their husbands on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

In the first stabbing, a 41-year-old woman killed her 34-year-old husband on Saturday morning, Rekord North reported.

Police spokesperson Captain Reineth Motlana said the couple apparently had an argument at about 4am.

“The woman allegedly took out a knife and stabbed her husband in the chest. It is not clear how many times, but the man died as a result of the stab wounds. He lost a lot of blood,” added Motlana.

Motlana said a case of murder is being investigated.

In the second incident, a 40-year-old woman from Rosslyn, North of Pretoria, stabbed her husband following an argument on Sunday at around 16:30pm.

“It is alleged the couple also had an argument, and the wife took out a knife and stabbed her husband in the chest,” said Motlana.

Both women were expected to appear in the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court soon.

In a separate incident, a 36-year-old woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death in the presence of police officers in Tembisa, on the East Rand, last year.

Tembisa police spokesperson Constable Zukiswa Mgijim said police officers were summoned to the couple’s residence in Vusimuzi Section.

“On arrival, officers found the couple in a heated argument. Police tried to resolve the matter between the two. Suddenly, the woman grabbed a sharp object and stabbed her boyfriend in the upper body,” added Mgijim

She said paramedics arrived on the scene, and the unidentified man was certified dead.

– Caxton News Service