A woman is expected to appear in court tomorrow for allegedly stabbing her babydaddy to death.
The Cape Argus reports that Ashley Mbotya was stabbed by his ex and mum of his two kids in the early hours of Monday morning in Samora Machel kasi in Cape Town.
People close to the former couple described the sometimes violent nature of the relationship on social media,according to the newspaper.
Mbotya was once admitted to ICU after they had a nasty fight and she allegedly stabbed him according to the posts.
Ashley's brother, Thanduxolo Mbotya told the paper that the family was shattered and was still in shock about the incident.
He said Ashley was out when his ex-girlfriend entered his shack and tore his clothes.
She waited for him to arrive and stabbed him in the chest and ran away, Thanduxolo Mbotya claims.
“I ran to check what was happening and saw him lying in a pool of blood and [she was] still holding a knife. She said she had killed the dog who didn't want to support his children,” he said.
Thanduxolo said he was aware of the toxic nature of his brother's relationship and their previous fights but never imagined that she would kill him.
Siyabonga Blom, a friend, said Mbotya had scars from previous fights with his ex and that "we all knew that one day she would kill him but we kept quiet",reports the paper.
Police spokesperson Mihlali Majikela said: "The circumstances surrounding an incident that took place yesterday (Monday) in the early hours of the morning at Samora Machel are being investigated."
Majikela said the deceased was stabbed and transported to a medical facility where he later died of his injuries. A female suspect was arrested on a charge of murder and is expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.