Security guards in Eastern Cape East London helped police arrest a murder suspect after, he repeatedly stabbed a woman inside a shop in Vincent on Sunday 22 January in the morning.
The incident occurred around 08:30. It is alleged that police attended to a complaint of stabbing.
On arrival, they found a 36-year-old female lying on her back in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds on her upper body.
An eyewitness said the suspect, aged 31 years old entered the shop as a customer and attacked the victim who was busy working in the aisles.
Suddenly a scream from the aisles was heard by the staff members and the security officers on duty.
The victim came running towards the tills being chased by the suspect who repeatedly stabbed her while people were watching.
Security guards tried to intervene however the suspect ran out of the shop with the knife in his hand.
They apprehended him and handed him over to the police.
Police said the murder weapon was also recovered.
During the fracas, the suspect was assaulted and a security officer also sustained a stab wound.
The guard was treated and taken to the hospital for further treatment in stable condition.
The suspect was also taken to hospital for treatment and is admitted under police guard.
A murder case has been opened and is under investigation.