Woman arrested for murder of her cousin, Amalia

South African Police Service

Woman arrested for murder of her cousin, Amalia
Woman arrested for murder of her cousin, Amalia

Amalia Police apprehended a 22-year-old woman after she allegedly stabbed and killed her 42-year-old cousin on Saturday, 20 November 2021.

According to allegations, the victim was visiting his mother’s residential place and found the suspect eating.

They allegedly had an argument and the suspect took out a knife and threatened to stab the victim, but the latter’s girlfriend managed to intervene and grabbed the knife from the suspect.

The victim and the suspect were then left alone. However, the victim arrived a while later at his residential place which is three houses away from her mother’s residence and told his girlfriend that the suspect who is his cousin, stabbed him on his upper body.

An ambulance was called, but the victim died before he could be transported to the nearby hospital. Police were also summoned and the suspect was arrested and charged with murder.

The motive for the murder is still unknown and investigation into the matter continues.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Schweizer-Reneke Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 22 November 2021.

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Kwena, condemned the incident and thanked the police for their quick response that led to the arrest and detention of the alleged perpetrator.

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