By Kaya 959 Reporter
A North West woman who stabbed and killed her cousin is expected to apply for bail next month.
Twenty-two-year-old Onkarabetse Monare appeared in the Scheweizer-Reneke Magistrates’ Court on a charge of murder.
The NPA says the investigating officer has completed the verification of her alternative address in preparation for her bail hearing.
Monare has also sourced the services of a legal aid attorney to represent her in the matter.
Police arrested Monare on Saturday, November 20. She allegedly stabbed and killed her cousin, Onneleng Mothupi (42).
Mothupi was allegedly visiting his mother’s residential place at the time. He found Monare eating the home.
“An argument allegedly ensued and Monare took out a knife and threatened to stab Mothupi but his girlfriend managed to intervene and grabbed the knife from her,” says NPA spokesperson Henry Mamothame.
Mothupi’s girlfriend then left him alone in the house with Monare. He later returned to his home, which is three houses away from his mother’s residence.
Mothupi told his girlfriend that Monare stabbed him on his upper body.
An ambulance was called but the victim died before he could be transported to the nearby hospital. Police were also summoned and the suspect was arrested and charged with murder.
Monare will remain in police custody until her next court appearance.