Man arrested after attacking woman in her home

A Port Elizabeth woman landed up in hospital yesterday after being stabbed in her Bridgemead home, allegedly by a neighbour.

Mandisa Pinkie, 40, was taken to Livingstone Hospital with wounds to her face and abdomen.

She was doing washing at her house when she was attacked shortly after 2pm.

Pinkie’s sister, Sinaso Pinkie, 21, who works as a cashier at a nearby business, heard screams and rushed to the house.

“As I came around the corner I saw a man run out of the house,” she said.

“Luckily, two police officers happened to be patrolling and managed to catch him.”

Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said a 27-year-old man had been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

“She opened the door for the suspect as she knew him well because he lives in the area,” she said.

“The exact motive for the attack is unclear at this stage.”

The suspect is due to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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