A pregnant Soweto woman who allegedly stabbed her lover to death during a scuffle, says she only realised afterwards that the man was fatally wounded.
She alleged that she was in a middle of a vicious assault by the father of her unborn child, who she says also kicked her in the tummy several times when a struggle for a knife took place.
“I didn’t even know that I had stabbed him because he pulled out a knife on me,” Zandile Khumalo, who is eight months pregnant, said.
The 31-year-old said her boyfriend, Musa Ntshingila, assaulted her when he returned home from a tavern where they had been together earlier on Sunday evening. She said Ntshingila accused her of cheating whenever she visited her home which is in the same area in Diepkloof.
Khumalo was released on a warning on Monday after her matter was not placed on a court roll at Orlando magistrate’s court told Sowetan. She said they were wrestling for a knife when she realised Ntshingila was bleeding.
National Prosecuting Authority’s spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said Khumalo’s matter was not placed on the court roll as it needed further investigation.
Police have confirmed that Khumalo who was released without a charge has had run-ins with the law with at least three cases of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm opened against her between 2018 and 2019.