A 22-year-old female suspect was arrested on Sunday for allegedly killing her boyfriend at Groenfontein Farm near Smithfield in the Free State, South Africa.
Apparently an argument had broken out while they were drinking alcohol in their room on the farm at around 11h00. The suspect allegedly took a knife from the cupboard drawer and stabbed her 29-year-old boyfriend in the chest. Fellow farm workers, who heard the commotion, informed the farm owner who then called the police.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) said the man was certified dead on the scene by Emergency Medical Services. The knife used to commit the crime was confiscated.
“We are very concerned about the prevailing violence of people while under the influence of liquor,” said Provincial Commissioner, Lt General Baile Motswenyane.
“We urge our people to socialise without any violent behaviour, as eventually someone has to pay with his or her life.”
Some social media critics accused the police of highlighting this case to prove that their alcohol ban had been worth while.
The suspect will make her first appearance before the Smithfield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday on a charge of murder. – SAnews.gov.za