GQEBERHA – An inquest has been opened by SAPS Humewood following an incident where an alleged robbery suspect was fatally stabbed during a confrontation with an elderly woman in Central this morning.
According to reports, the incident occurred around 07:30 when a 43-year-old woman was walking from Russel Road in Central. As she turned into Elliot Street, an unknown male approached her and initiated a conversation.
Suddenly, the 25-year-old suspect brandished a knife and attempted to snatch the woman’s handbag by cutting its strap.
In a courageous act of self-defense, the woman, who was also armed with a knife, fought back against the assailant.
During the struggle, she managed to stab him once in the chest.
Unfortunately, the woman sustained a stab wound to her right hand in the process. Subsequently, the suspect got up, but collapsed a few meters away and was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Law enforcement authorities confiscated both knives involved in the altercation. An inquest has been launched to further investigate the incident and gather more details surrounding the circumstances.