Bryanston stabbing suspect tries to kill self

Johannesburg - A man who allegedly fatally stabbed his wife in Bryanston, Johannesburg, has attempted to commit suicide, the Randburg Magistrate's Court heard on Wednesday.

The accused was in hospital under police guard, said prosecutor Yusuf Baba.

"Upon his discharge, he will be brought to court," said Baba.

He would face a schedule six murder charge when he appeared in court on 28 August.

It was unclear when or how he had tried to commit suicide.

He was arrested in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday after he went on the run following the stabbing at the weekend, said police.

Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng said the injured woman was found by a passer-by at around 17:00 on Saturday.

On Sunday, ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said the woman, believed to be in her late 30s, had sustained around 50 stab wounds.

"It is understood that another woman and her child were driving along Peter Place when the child noticed [the woman] lying near a boom gate at an office park," Vermaak said.

"Paramedics found the injured woman barely responsive and breathing. Paramedics indicated that she [the victim] lost a vast amount of blood and counted approximately 50 stab wounds on her body."

Vermaak said the woman was rushed to hospital for further care, but she died.

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kalabafazi 2014/08/20 12:10:54 PM
He should be allowed to kill himself. It would save the tax payer a chunk of money for his court proceeding and subsequent years in jail.
Scar 2014/08/20 12:11:22 PM
Let him kill himself...a sentence is to easy....
Bheki Dladla 2014/08/20 12:11:39 PM
Let him kill himself seeing he is such a coward and cannot face up to the evil he has done. He is not a man!!
John Madhiri 2014/08/20 12:19:13 PM
Keep far car alive we need to study the karnt's brain, carve out his brain in small chunks and deyermine the violence inducing.centre
Siener Sien 2014/08/20 12:19:41 PM
"He would face a schedule six murder charge , He was arrested in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday after he went on the run following the stabbing at the weekend, said police" Now how many times did he escape Police? and how did he escape? - CORUPT SAP again shameless
WildCatSally 2014/08/20 12:21:29 PM
This high violence against women in South Africa must stop! Perpetrators must she brought to book asap.. Oscar Pistorius being a good example.
Chris Ntsukwana 2014/08/20 12:22:23 PM
News-24. Hehe S.P.E.L.L.I.N.G.
Nkosingiphile Ngubane 2014/08/20 12:23:45 PM
Committing suicide is a luxury he cannot be granted. He cannot have that privilege of choosing what happens to his life when he deprived another person of that choice!
Phillip Lekalakala 2014/08/20 12:24:33 PM
Who rescued him? If it was me I would have assisted him.
Nicki Labuschagne 2014/08/20 12:28:10 PM
Hope he stabs himself at least fifty times .....