Johannesburg, January 15, 2013 – A United States consulate worker was stabbed to death in Johannesburg on Sunday, the US embassy said.
“I can confirm that a US government employee was killed in Johannesburg …He worked at our US consulate in Johannesburg,” said embassy spokesperson Jack Hillmeyer.
The man’s name would not be released until the embassy had informed his family, he said.
The French news agency Agence France Presse reported that he had worked in the consulate’s IT department.
Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said the 41-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman had arrived at a flat in Oxford Gardens, Illovo, at around 3am.
A guard later heard a woman screaming, went to investigate, and saw her with a knife in her hand. The man had been stabbed, the guard said.
The man died on the scene. Police arrested the woman and seized a knife, said Dlamini.
He said the motive for the murder was being investigated.
The woman appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Primedia Online