By Kaya 959 News
KwaZulu-Natal police have arrested a man who allegedly stabbed and hacked his wife to death after a domestic dispute last week.
SAPS spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala, said 46-year-old Philisiwe Mvubu was stabbed during an argument in Mkhazini in KwaMakhutha, south of Durban.
Her husband allegedly used an angle-grinder to hack her body and locked her in a room in their home.
The woman was discovered by neighbours after her 10-year-old son told them that she was missing.
A case of murder was opened and the suspect was tracked to Estcourt where he was arrested.
MEC condemns ‘heinous crime’
KZN MEC for Social Development, Nonhlanhla Khoza, condemned the heinous crime.
“This man was evil to kill a defenseless woman like this. It is very sad that a child has to go through such trauma. Our sympathies are with the family at this difficult time and as the department we will support them in all ways possible,” she said.
The MEC commended the police for their rapid response to ensure that the suspect got arrested and brought back to Durban.
Khoza said this once again highlights that no women abusers, rapists and murderers would escape the arm of the law.
“It is very pleasing that our law enforcement agencies have taken these cases of gender-based violence seriously and they don’t rest until the suspects are nabbed.
“We believe that the only way to curb these crimes in our communities is through a focused approach and working together as different sectors and departments,” she said.
Khoza added that the arrest restores confidence in the government and the fight against gender-based violence.
The department has identified a number of hotspot areas in KZN to ensure vigorous campaigns to face GBV head on.
“We want to see civil society formations and volunteers bolstering these plans and campaigns with fresh approaches to single out abusers and rapists in our communities,” Khoza said.