South African woman stabbed 20 times by boyfriend fights for life

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A 27-year-old woman, Khanyisile Mndayi, is reportedly in a coma and critical condition after being stabbed over 20 times by her boyfriend in front of their children on Sunday.

The attack reportedly occurred at their residence in Berea, Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

According to a Facebook post by one Gillian Mogale, Mndayi arrived home late from her shift and was allegedly subjected to physical assault and ultimately stabbed multiple times by her boyfriend, identified as Bongani.

Mogale’s caption partly read, “Mndayi came home late from her shift at Tempo.

 

“Upon her arrival home at Metropolitan flat in Berea, she was insulted, beaten, and ultimately stabbed multiple times right in front of her kids by her boyfriend, BONGANI, who is known as Luuk De Jong on Facebook. She is currently fighting for her life in hospital.”

A non-profit organisation, Women For Change, working to combat gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa, said in a statement on Monday that the boyfriend fled the scene after locking the injured Mndayi and her children indoors.

The statement read, “Khanyisile Vanessa Mndayi, 27, was stabbed more than twenty times, allegedly by her boyfriend, in front of their children on May 26, 2024. Khanyisile is currently in a coma, fighting for her life.

 

“It is alleged that the boyfriend stabbed Khanysile multiple times in their home in Berea, Johannesburg. He then locked Khanysile and the children, who witnessed the gruesome attack, in the house.”

 

He was, however, arrested when he allegedly returned with the intention of inflicting further harm, the statement revealed.

 

It added, “The boyfriend took his belongings, leaving the severely injured Khanysile and the children behind.

 

“Neighbours alerted the police, and when the boyfriend came back to allegedly continue to stab Khanyisile, police were able to arrest him.

“We pray for Khanysisile’s healing and recovery and call for justice for her and her children!”

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