Woman dies after spade attack, man stabbed to death and an alleged ‘woman abuser’ injured in separate incidents in KZN

Onlookers allegedly beat and stabbed a man after he allegedly assaulted a woman in Umhlali on Sunday. Picture: Medi Response.

Onlookers allegedly beat and stabbed a man after he allegedly assaulted a woman in Umhlali on Sunday. Picture: Medi Response.

Published Aug 15, 2022

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Durban - A woman succumbed to her injuries and died in a hospital after she was assaulted with a spade in the Madakane area in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, on Sunday.

Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Nqobile Gwala said the incident took place just after 7am.

Gwala said a 38-year-old woman was assaulted with a spade by a man, known to her.

“She sustained head injuries and was taken to hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries,” she said.

Police are still searching for the suspect. A case of murder is being investigated by Port Shepstone SAPS.

In a separate incident on Sunday morning, Medi Response spokesperson Paul Herbst said paramedics responded to reports of a man who had been assaulted and stabbed in uMhlali.

“On arrival of personnel, it was reported that the injured man had allegedly assaulted a woman on the roadside, which was witnessed by two males. The two males allegedly approached the man and proceeded to assault him, before stabbing him four times,” said Herbst

Herbst added that they stabilised the man on scene before transporting him to a medical facility for further care.

Meanwhile, on Saturday night, IPSS Medical Rescue responded to Westbrook, oThongathi after receiving reports of a person that had been stabbed.

“On arrival of paramedics it was established that a man had been stabbed multiple times. Unfortunately, there was nothing paramedics could do for the man due to the severity of his injuries and he was declared deceased on scene,” said IPSS spokesperson Dylan Meyrick.

Meyrick said the circumstances leading to the man’s death will be investigated by SAPS.

IPSS thanked the oThongathi Community Emergency Response Team for their assistance on scene.

THE MERCURY