A South African man has been arrested for stabbing his girlfriend and her friend to death last Thursday over a heated argument.
The deceased were identified as Anda Beja (20) and Zikhona Mayila (18).
According to a teacher at Ncuncuzo High School in Cofimvaba, South Africa, the whole class is deeply affected by the loss as “They were all crying and needed counseling.”
Thethinto Mayila, Zikhona’s father said he was shocked to hear she had died in an apparent argument with her boyfriend.
He said, “She was a good child and never gave them any trouble. She loved going to church”.
Ntombifuthi Mnqibisa (38) said Anda, who was her first-born daughter, died while trying to help.
She said, “She was living in a rented property close to the school with friends.
“She stayed with me all these years and only started living apart last year. She called out the suspect’s name before she died.”
Meanwhile, Cop spokesman, Captain Namhla Mdleleni said the girls were allegedly at home when the suspect entered and had an argument with his girlfriend. He stabbed her and she died at the scene.
Mdleleni said, “One of the girls tried to intervene and was also stabbed. She ran to a nearby house. When the police arrived they found that she was dead.”
However, She said the 27-year-old suspect, who is facing a charge of double murder, will appear at the Cofimvaba Magistrates Court today.