A man dumped his girlfriend and stabbed her 16 times, he then contacted the victim’s family members and told them that she passed away. He further went on to tell them, not to bother calling an ambulance for her but the mortuary van. Fortunately the family decided to do the right thing and called the hospital, where she stayed for 18 days and survived the stab wounds. She then went back home after being discharged from hospital on Wednesday, in Rabie Ridge near Tembisa, Ekurhuleni.
She says the suspect has been threatening her family members ever since she was in hospital, she was so hurt to find him on the streets while he should be behind bars. Her family says the police arrested him but later let go of him without even issuing a case number, so since the police failed to protect her…she is currently hiding from her attacker.
She explained that her boyfriend called her and dumped her, after he ended the relationship…she just decided to accept and move on but it didn’t seem like she had a choice. He pushed her inside the house then started beating her up before pulling a knife and stabbing her repeatedly, he was so convinced that the victim was dead and called her mother to inform her about the incident. When she insisted on calling the paramedics, he told her not to waste her time but to prepare for going back home in KZN to bury her daughter.
She feels like her life is in danger and what’s worse is the fact that the man has been telling community members that he will finish what he started. The police have not said a word to the family ever since then, and they did not even give them a case number. The man was arrested and released after three days without any explanation to the family, they are no longer even sure about what happened to the case that they opened.
The family is now even scared to go back to the station and open an intimidation case against the boyfriend that keeps on threatening to kill their sister. The police are failing them big time and it’s very painful because, they might lose their sister just because of police who do not want justice to be served.
Gauteng provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo said the suspect was apprehended and charged with attempted murder. He appeared in court and will appear again on 8 October, police are going to follow up with the victim as she has been discharged from hospital and they will get more information.