US citizen stabbed by local woman

Police said the motive behind the killing is not yet known.

The motive behind the killing of a US citizen is not yet known. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A 29-year-old woman was on Sunday arrested for the murder of a US government official in Illovo, Johannesburg.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini said the man was seen by security personnel entering the property with the woman on Saturday night.

Dlamini said the same guards were later alerted to loud screams and upon inspection the woman was found with a bloodied knife and the man's body was lying on the ground.

He said the motive behind the killing is not yet known.

"A 29-year-old woman will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court tomorrow," said Dlamini.

"She allegedly stabbed an American citizen at Oxford Gardens at about 12:00 this morning."