A 22-year-old woman was at the party with her boyfriend at Burlington Informal Settlement in Malvern.

While at the party a fight between the two broke out and the boyfriend took out a knife and stabbed the victim on the neck.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said she was transported to hospital where she was confirmed as dead on arrival.

“The suspect fled the scene after the incident. A case of murder was opened for investigation at Malvern SAPS.

“An intensive investigation was conducted by a team of detectives and a 25-year-old suspect was traced and arrested at his hideout,” Brigadier Naicker said.

The knife used in the commission of the crime was seized by the police.

He is due to appear in the Pinetown Magistrates’ Court this week.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula praised the police officers from Malvern for the speedy arrest.

“It is so heart-breaking to learn that while we are observing the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, there are people who continue to terrorise and kill our women,” Jula said.