Man stabs wife to death, hands self over to police

A South African man handed himself over to the authorities after stabbing wife to death over a family difference. This incident means his two children, aged 11 and 14, will grow up without their mother after their stepfather stabbed her to death.
Neighbours found Phindiwe Sible’s body on the floor of their two-bedroom home, with one stab wound on the left of her upper body.
Police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk said: “The couple had an argument and a fight, with the man ending up stabbing his wife.”
Unathi Sible appeared in the Athlone Magistrate's Court yesterday, and his case was adjourned until Monday.
 Phindiwe Sible’s eldest sister, Cynthia Nojaholo, 50, said her sister had returned from a shopping centre when her husband came home furious, and an argument ensued during which she was stabbed.
The children were not at home at the time.
“After what he did he ran outside and called the neighbours, before calling someone who works as a paramedic to resuscitate her, but unfortunately that paramedic could do nothing to save her life,” said Nojaholo.
“He would not tell why he did it.
“He only says it was not intentional, but we think the stabbing was deliberate.
“We are saddened by what he did because my sister has two young children who are crying constantly and asking when is their mother going to be home.
“He should have thought before doing what he did. The children are crying every day, and what happened pains them.
“When he stabbed their mother he did not care about what would happen to the children because they are not his.”
According to Phindiwe’s brother, Brian Nojaholo, 35, the husband told their family he wanted to scare her, but not kill her.

“You cannot scare someone by stabbing them, because that could have circumstances like it happened now. He showed that he is a cruel man,” said Brian.
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