Khumalo had set out for the day and subsequently met his ex-girlfriend in a place close to a KwaZulu-Natal taxi rank in Richard’s Bay.
Reports had it that while the two were discussing, an argument ensued between them and he suddenly brought out a knife and stabbed his girlfriend four times on her body in full view of commuters at the taxi rank.
In the blink of an eye, commuters at the taxi rank rushed to the aid of the bleeding woman and also held down Khumalo for the act. Reports had it that Khumalo was mercilessly beaten by the commuters to the extent that he lost consciousness.
After Khumalo received the beating of his life, the couple was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Unfortunately for them, Khumalo died on the way to the hospital while his girlfriend made it and is recovering in the healthcare centre.
Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele offered us more information on the incident. He explained that the incident took place on Wednesday, around 10:40.
Mbhele added that Khumalo’s ex-lover alleged that she was stabbed because she refused to speak to Khumalo’s audience.
Weighing in on the matter, KZN acting provincial commissioner Major General Bheki Langa called on members of the public to desist from taking laws into their own hands.
He reminded the public that the “Police are there to help and arrest those who break the law. Those found performing the acts of vigilantism will be arrested and sentenced accordingly.”
Meanwhile, an investigation into the death has since commenced. The police said they are investigating a case of murder and attempted murder.
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