A MAN who allegedly stabbed his lover to death when he found her chatting on WhatsApp is under police guard in hospital after he also tried to kill himself.
The 37-year-old man from AA section in Umlazi, who worked in the same building as his dead girlfriend (27), allegedly strangled her first before he pulled out a knife and stabbed her to death on Monday.
It is suspected that the couple had a heated argument at the girlfriend’s workplace, which is on the fourth floor of a building on Smith Street at the Durban CBD.
Witnesses told cops that the man who works at a lawyers’ office in the building had suspected his girlfriend of cheating on him.
Police spokesman Captain Khephu Ndlovu told reporters that according to what the police were told at the scene, the man had accused his girlfriend of cheating on him.
Ndlovu said the suspect reportedly stabbed his girlfriend from Siyanda near KwaMashu to death.
“He allegedly first grabbed her by the throat and strangled her before stabbing her once in the chest. She died immediately at the scene.
“After that he tried to kill himself by stabbing himself on the neck. He did not die and was taken to a local hospital, where he is under police guard. Once the suspect has recovered enough, he will make his first court appearance to face a charge of murder,” said Ndlovu.