The details are rather shocking and tell a tale of a twisted love triangle gone horribly wrong: The perpetrator of the 34-year-old man’s tragic brutal murder is believed to be his girlfriend’s SECOND boyfriend.
The victim reportedly stayed at the hospital nurses’ residence on the hospital premises.
Here’s what happened: It is alleged that the man, his girlfriend and roommate (who was sitting on an adjacent bed in the room), were interrupted by a loud bang on the door. The roommate then went to open the door, when the woman’s second boyfriend angrily entered the room and began fighting with the victim.
At some point, the nurse was stabbed and the roommate subsequently called hospital security. He was taken to hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
The suspect has since been arrested.
Eastern Cape Health MEC shocked by nurse’s murder
The Eastern Cape’s Health MEC Nomakhosazana Meth has since expressed her shock and sadness at the nurse’s gruesome murder and further expressed her condolences to his family.
“Our hearts go out to the family and colleagues of the deceased at this time of sorrow and sadness. As the department we are sending healing prayers and comforting words during this difficult period” Meth said.
“Words cannot adequately express the pain of losing such a young health worker, especially at the time when the country needs each one to continue the fight against Covid-19. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.”
Eastern Cape’s Health MEC Nomakhosazana Meth
Now they will be launching an investigation to look into how the alleged killer managed to enter the hospital premises with a dangerous weapon in the first place.