The late Petunia Nevari. Photo supplied.

Man allegedly stabs girlfriend to death


A 30-year-old woman from Tshabvuma was allegedly stabbed to death by her boyfriend on Sunday night (12th).

Police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo said the incident occurred at about 19:30. “We were alerted by members of the community about the incident, and when we arrived at the scene, Ms Petunia Nevari (30) was lying dead on the ground,” he said.

The suspect reportedly entered Nevari’s room, and after a while a heated scuffle ensued. According to Mojapelo, she was stabbed several times in the head and chest.

“We urge community members to consult or engage with third parties, like elders and social workers, traditional leaders and pastors when faced with problems, to avoid such incidents,” Mojapelo said. The police are still looking for the suspect.

An uncle of the deceased, Mr Azwidohwi Nndwamato, said the family was saddened by his niece’s death. According to him, Nevari and the suspect had been dating for a few months but had experienced some problems. He said Nevari had wanted to end the affair, but the suspect was not satisfied with the new arrangement.

Nevari will be buried on Friday, 17 September, at 06:00 at Tshabvuma.




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Date:16 September 2021 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela

Kaizer Nengovhela

Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.



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