A 55-year-old Limpopo man has been hospitalised with serious injuries after he was stabbed seven times allegedly by his girlfriend of 10 years.
Peter Molahlegi Selahle of Praktiseer Ext 3 outside Burgersfort was rushed to Dilokong Hospital after the Saturday night attack. He sustained injuries to the face and upper body following the January 6 attack.
The suspect Grace Makofane, also 55, was granted R500 bail on Monday in the Praktiseer magistrate’s court. She is scheduled to make the next court appearance on 13 February.
Selahle told Sunday World from his hospital bed that Makofane, his girlfriend, phoned to invited him to her place.
Upon arrival, he said he was offered three cans of beer. While gulping down the liquor, a 35-year-old man emerged from Makofane’s bedroom.
This resulted in an argument, as Selahle believed the man to be Makofane’s new boyfriend.
Selahle said: “When I confronted her about [the man], she claimed he was her cousin. She became angry and stabbed me in the face, chest seven times in full view of her friend, and her son and I lost control and fell on the ground.”
“I sustained serious internal bleeding injuries that affected my lung so bad that I nearly died,” he said.
His sister Jeanette Mashego complained bitterly about the conduct of the police, saying they failed to effect an immediate arrest after Selahle was stabbed.
Limpopo police spokesperson Col Malesela Ledwaba said the provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has taken note of the serious allegations leveled against SAPS members based at Tubatse following the stabbing of a local man in Tubatse, in an alleged love triangle incident.
“The provincial commissioner tasked the senior detective to investigate the incidents with a view to see if there is any substance in the allegations against the members.
“Should there be any substance in the allegations, appropriate steps will be taken against involved members,” said Ledwaba.
Meanwhile, a 20-year-old woman appeared in the Magatle periodical court in Zebediela for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend to death with a knife.
The attack took place at Khureng village.
“The 32-year-old victim arrived at his home at about 9pm, bleeding and seriously injured,” according Ledwaba.
“He then informed his family that he was stabbed by his girlfriend. An ambulance was summoned and the victim was transported to the nearby hospital where he later succumbed to the injuries.”