Man held af­ter fa­tal Phoenix stab­bing

Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - MPHATHI NXUMALO

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.

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The man ac­cused of killing Phoenix res­i­dent Na­dia Shaik al­legedly tried to drown him­self by driv­ing a car into the Mere­bank canal.

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