Man held after fatal Phoenix stabbing
A PHOENIX woman was fatally stabbed on Saturday after what was believed to be a dispute with a close relative. The man is expected to appear in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court today.
Glen Naidoo, of KZN VIP Protection Services, who responded to the scene, said the relative had gone to Nadia Shaik’s house, driven his car through the property gate and charged into the house.
According to Naidoo, while the man was in the house, neighbours heard shouting and screaming, and phoned the protection service.
He said the woman was found to have been stabbed about 12 times and blood was spattered everywhere in the house.
The man had left by the time the protection service arrived at the scene.
Naidoo alleged that the man then tried to drown himself by driving his brother’s Jaguar into a canal in Merebank.
Naidoo said the alleged suicide attempt failed because the canal did not have enough water in it.
He said the man was taken out of the car by people there and given a lift back to Phoenix.
“He then went to his mother’s place in Asherville,” said Naidoo.
Colonel Thembeka Mbhele, police spokesperson, said that after Shaik was stabbed, the close relative, who could not be named because he has not yet appeared in court, tried to escape in his brother’s Jaguar.
She said his arrest took place after a joint effort by police from Mayville, Phoenix and Sydenham.
The man accused of killing Phoenix resident Nadia Shaik allegedly tried to drown himself by driving a car into the Merebank canal.