Residents in Lambert’s Bay were left in shock following an incident in which a 28-year-old mother of four was stabbed to death by her boyfriend in a suspected domestic dispute on Mother’s Day, a report says.
“This office can confirm that a suspect in his 30s was arrested, after he stabbed his 28-year-old girlfriend to death in Lang Street, Lambert’s Bay, during an apparent domestic dispute yesterday afternoon.
“Once charged, he is expected to appear in Clanwilliam Magistrate’s Court on a charge of murder,” IOL quoted police spokesperson Andrè Traut as saying.
The two had four children together, the report said.
According to Saferspaces, gender-based violence (GBV) was a profound and widespread problem in South Africa, impacting on almost every aspect of life.
“GBV (which disproportionately affects women and girls) is systemic, and deeply entrenched in institutions, cultures and traditions in South Africa.
“Most acts of interpersonal gender-based violence are committed by men against women, and the man perpetrating the violence is often known by the woman, such as a partner or family member,” Saferspaces wrote on its website.
Statistics revealed that between 25% and 40% of South African women had experienced sexual and/or physical intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime.