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Woman stabbed 9 times, allegedly by her boyfriend

A Soweto woman is distraught and fears for her life after being stabbed nine times, allegedly by her boyfriend, on Sunday evening.
Nonkuthalo Nomvalo, 28, described the trauma she suffered in Soweto’s Mofolo area while walking with her then boyfriend, Ayanda Mnandi, when an argument broke out.
Mnandi, 31, then allegedly stabbed Nomvalo nine times in her upper body. Nomvalo said she was helped by an old man, who had to beat Mnandi with stones to repel his alleged vicious attack.
According to Constable Hlamalani Ngoveni, Mnandi was handed over to Joburg metro police department officers by the Mofolo community.
The officers found a gun in his pocket, and they then handed him over to Jabulani police station.
The suspect appeared in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday in connection with the stabbing and was charged with attempted murder as well as possession of an unlicensed firearm, Ngoveni said.
Nomvalo told The Star that she had just found out that she was related to Mnandi, saying she told him that they should end their relationship.
“I asked him to tell me more about his family and he was very angry,” Nomvalo said. “He asked me what do I mean by saying let’s end our relationship,” she added.
“He also said he wanted to kill me,” the visibly distressed woman said.
She explained how unsafe she feels, and she has had to move in with her sister in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni.
“I’m scared to go back to my house because he might be out of jail soon (on bail).”
Nomvalo’s sister, Nonzuzo, said she received a call from her mother, who is in KwaZulu-Natal, telling her about the attack.
“My mother told me she got a call from someone telling her that Nomvalo had been stabbed.”
Nonzuzo said she was heartbroken seeing her sister bleeding and crying in hospital.
“I wanted to help her but I couldn’t.”

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