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A WOMAN is fighting for her life after her boyfriend, who suspected that she had been cheating on him, stabbed her 11 times.
The man turned himself into the police because he thought the woman had died.
The woman was in a critical condition last night in the intensive care unit of the HF Odendaal Hospital in Modimolle, near Bela Bela.
Spokesperson for the police in Modimolle Superintendent Malesela Ledwaba said the woman was stabbed several times in the hand and neck on Wednesday and had lost a lot of blood.
He said the 54-year-old man, who is yet to appear before a magistrate's court, came back from work to find his girlfriend was not at home.
Ledwaba said the man searched for the woman and found her at a neighbour's house.
The suspect then allegedly dragged her to a nearby bush where an argument ensued.
"He then pulled out a knife and stabbed her several times and left her bleeding profusely," Ledwaba said.
"Onlookers rushed her to the hospital where she is in a critical condition," he said.
Sources within the village said the man suspected his live-in lover was having an affair with a neighbour.
"They have been involved in a spate of arguments in the recent past over infidelity and now he has taken the law into his own hands," said a neighbour.
Meanwhile, a 19-year-old Grade 10 pupil from Roadton Combined School near Lebowakgomo has reportedly broken her spinal cord in an alleged assault by a policeman on Sunday.
Racheal Lekala, who is two months pregnant, was unable to sit up on her hospital bed because her spinal cord is believed to have been broken.
The girl was allegedly assaulted by the officer, who accused her of having called his wife to tell her that he was cheating on her.
Lekala said, "I was at home when he came and repeatedly kicked me in the stomach with his boots.
"I cried but this did not deter him from kicking me.
"He hit me in the face and the next thing I knew I was on a bed in hospital," said Lekala.
Limpopo Police spokesperson Mohale Ramatseba said yesterday that police officers were investigating a case of common assault against the officer and have sent a docket to the Director of Public Prosecution.