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Arrest warrant issued for husband accused of stabbing wife 19 times

Lerato Makhavhu

A warrant of arrest has been issued for a man accused of stabbing his wife at least 19 times right in front of their two young children.

eNCA previously reported how 40-year-old Lerato Makhavhu went into hiding with her 4-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son after the attack.

Makhavhu began divorce proceedings last month before her estranged husband allegedly stabbed her at her Johannesburg home.

Jail

The man has filed a counter-charge against her, claiming Makhavhu was the one carrying a knife and that he was acting in self-defence.

The NPA says he’s been formally charged with attempted murder. He is charged with a Schedule 5 offence and will have to bring a formal bail application,” said NPA spokesperson Phindi Louw-Mjonondwane.

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Source: eNCA