Woman stabbed and robbed while waiting in parked car in KZN

Officers found a 21-year-old male who informed them that the victim was his sister-in-law.

Durban based security company, Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA), responded to calls of distress from residents on Sunker Road around 2pm on Tuesday, 15 March, reporting a robbery taking place.

While officers were dispatched on the scene, the RUSA operations centre received further calls about a woman bleeding profusely at the same location.

The first responding officers found a woman with eight stab wounds to her upper body in Ottawa, Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal.

The woman was identified as a 33-year-old foreign national.

Upon arriving at the scene, the paramedics found the women in a critical condition and stabilised her before rushing her to a hospital.

On the scene, the officers found a 21-year-old male who informed them that the victim was his sister-in-law.

He said he had accompanied her to fetch stock in the area for their business when they noticed two males near the building they were going to.

The male and the victim, originally from Mumbai, India, have been operating a Chicken Tikka and a salon business in Dawncrest, Verulam, since 2018.

He explained that the two males were collecting cardboard and cans.

He said one of the men approached the victim and asked for food or money. They informed the man that all they could offer him was a cigarette.

After both suspects accepted cigarettes, the man said he left the victim in the car to go fetch stock from the premises.

It was minutes later when he heard the victim screaming hysterically.

He then ran back to the car to find one of the suspects holding a firearm and the other repeatedly stabbing the woman.

They then threw her out of the grey 2013 Honda Civic before fleeing the scene with cash and two mobile phones that were in the victim’s car.