Suicide to evade murder trial?
Rustenburg – A 41-year-old man accused of stabbing and killing his wife’s friend, attempted to take his own life by drinking poison.
Simphiwe Nqakaqa appeared before the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 22 December on charges of murder.
Police spokesperson lieutenant colonel Amanda Funani said the suspect’s wife and her friend allegedly found him trying to commit suicide by drinking poison on 11 December 2021.
“The wife and the friend questioned the accused about drinking the poison. Out of anger, the accused allegedly stabbed his wife’s 31-year-old friend with a knife in the upper body,”
Funani said. “The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was certified dead.”
Nqakaqa was also transported to hospital after he drank even more poison.
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