A woman who resides in Ramaphosa informal settlement in Browns Farm escaped death by a whisker after waking up to the shock of a man stabbing her in bed over the weekend.
The 25-year-old woman was rushed to hospital, her alleged attacker, a 34-year-old man was expected to appear in court today.
The man entered the woman’s shack while she was sleeping and began his grievous assault.
Police spokesperson FC van Wyk said: “The victim pleaded with the suspect to stop but he continued stabbing her, threatening that he will kill her and all her other relatives.
“The woman managed to fight off the suspect and he fled the scene. The victim was rushed to hospital and remains there.”