An argument over mealie meal and beer money has led a girlfriend to allegedly stab her boyfriend to death.
The couple’s neighbours yesterday told how they heard noises coming from the couple’s room on Wednesday, with the girlfriend asking Veli Mahlangu why he had bought a big pack of mealie meal.
They said she complained that they now did not have enough money to buy beer.
The neighbours in Kwa-Thema, Ekurhuleni, also alleged that the lovers were drunk at the time of the incident.
Mahlangu, 40, was allegedly stabbed by his girlfriend a number of times. He died at the scene. The woman had bitterly complained that the maize meal had left little money to buy beer.
Police have arrested the 31-year-old woman, and charged her with murder. She cannot be named until she appears in court.
A neighbour who rents a room next to the one the couple shared said he heard an argument between Mahlangu and the suspect around 2pm>chaosafrica