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Man held for murder after ‘stabbing seven-month pregnant girlfriend’

A man was arrested after stabbing a pregnant woman in the chest in front of her mother’s house.
A man was arrested after stabbing a pregnant woman in the chest in front of her mother’s house.
Image: 123RF/ BELCHONOK

A woman who was seven months pregnant has died after being stabbed by her boyfriend during an argument outside her mother’s house in the North West.

The 34-year-old man was arrested after the incident on Saturday 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 police spokesperson Lt-Col Amanda Funani.

During the quarrel, the 27-year-old 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.

Provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Sello Kwena condemned the incident, having taken place not long after the nationwide 16 Days Of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign.

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