Angry South Africans are demanding the death sentence for a 34-year-old man who stabbed his seven-month pregnant girlfriend to death.
The 27-year-old woman died after being stabbed by her boyfriend during an argument outside her mother’s house in the North West on Saturday, December 19.
Police spokesperson Lt-Col Amanda Funani, who confirmed the incident on Monday, December 21, said the suspect has been arrested and is due to appear soon in the Schweizer-Reneke magistrate’s court.
“The suspect who is from Taung was visiting the victim at extension 8, Ipelegeng Location. It is alleged the suspect and his seven-month pregnant girlfriend had an argument. The suspect was allegedly accusing the girlfriend of cheating when he is not around,” said Lt-Col Amanda Funani.
During the quarrel, the victim was stabbed in the chest in front of her mother’s house. She was then taken to a local clinic by the boyfriend where she died.
“The suspect was arrested at the victim’s home the same day and was charged with murder,” said Funani.
The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena condemned the incident that took place a week after the 16 Days Of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children.
He reiterated that crimes against women and children are a national priority and that the police will do everything possible to make sure that the suspect remains in custody.
Meanwhile, many South Africans said they can no longer sit and watch women and children being murdered.
“Arrest!!! We are tired of those murders, enough is enough” one Lenah Khumalo wrote. See some of their comments below: