Bryanston stabbing suspect attempts suicide

The man, who was arrested on Tuesday, is accused of stabbing his wife 50 times.

FILE: The man accused of stabbing his wife 50 times is under police guard after attempting suicide. Picture: RSC Inc.

JOHANNESBURG - It's emerged in the Randburg Magistrate Court that a man accused of stabbing his wife 50 times has attempted suicide.

The suspect was arrested in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday after being on the run since the murder on the Saturday.

His wife's body was discovered by a passer-by in the northern Johannesburg suburb of Bryanston.

The accused was expected to make his first court appearance today but failed to arrive.

Prosecutor Yusuf Baba told the court that the suspect is in hospital under police guard after he tried to take his own life.

It's still unclear how the man attempted to commit suicide but the prosecutor says he will be taken to court when he is discharged.

The case has been postponed until 28 August.