April 11 2011
A woman was badly beaten by an angry crowd and arrested for allegedly killing a new lover of her ex-boyfriend in Pietjieskraal Village near Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga.
A 20-year-old woman was badly beaten by an angry crowd and arrested for allegedly killing a new lover of her ex-boyfriend in Pietjieskraal Village near Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga police said on Monday.
“The jilted woman went to the home of her ex-boyfriend to collect their three-year-old child at about 6pm, but she instead found his new lover,” Constable Busi Mtshweni said.
“It seemed the two women were immediately embroiled in a heated argument. The jealous lover grabbed a sharp object and stabbed her opponent once on the throat before she ran away.”
The boyfriend, 31, arrived at his home a short while later on Sunday. He found his new 21-year-old girlfriend lying on the floor in a pool of her own blood. She died on the way to Mmametlhake Hospital.
“The alleged murderer returned to the very same home after a few hours. But a group of angry residents pelted her with stones and several other objects. She was saved by the police from further beatings, who arrested her,” said Mtshweni.
The boyfriend told the police he dumped his girlfriend a few weeks ago but she would not accept that it was over between them, Mtshweni said.
The woman was fighting for her life under police guard at the Mmametlhake Hospital.
She was expected to face a murder charge in the Mdutjana Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.