In a shocking incident at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Residence, a 26-year-old female student, identified as Ntembeko Myalo, fell victim to a brutal stabbing allegedly carried out by her 30-year-old estranged husband. The assailant, identified as Ntembeko Myalo, a registered student at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), is currently under police guard in a hospital after being subdued by fellow students.
The horrifying incident unfolded as students witnessed Ntembeko Myalo stabbing his wife through the windows of their residence. The attack reportedly left the victim with 20 wounds on her abdominal side, prompting immediate intervention by other students who courageously attempted to rescue her.
The motive behind this heinous act appears to stem from a troubled relationship. Sources indicate that Ntembeko Myalo had recently posted pictures of the victim, with whom he shares two children, on social media. The couple’s relationship had allegedly soured due to an accusation of rape against the suspect. It is reported that Ntembeko Myalo’s wife, the victim, chose to end the relationship following the allegations and subsequently started dating someone else.
The situation escalated when Ntembeko Myalo, unable to accept the end of the relationship, resorted to violence. The assailant, captured on video during the attack, was confronted by four male students who bravely intervened, leading to his apprehension. However, the suspect did not escape unscathed, as the intervening students reportedly beat him severely before security personnel intervened.
Following the incident, the victim was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. However, there is a glimmer of hope as reports indicate that she is now awake and able to open her eyes. Plans are underway to transfer her to Tygerberg Hospital for further treatment and recovery.
The CPUT community is left in shock and disbelief at the tragic turn of events. The university is cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation, and counseling services are being made available to students affected by the traumatic incident.
As the legal proceedings progress, questions surrounding the security protocols at university residences and the broader issue of domestic violence within academic institutions come to the forefront. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of fostering safe environments and support systems for students facing personal challenges.
The thoughts of the entire CPUT community are with Ntembeko Myalo as she begins her journey to recovery, and with her family and friends during this difficult time. The university remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of its students and will continue to provide support to those affected by this tragic event.