A Brackenfell auxiliary law enforcement officer’s husband was arrested after she was stabbed to death.
Elzona May, 31, of Scottsdene was killed last Sunday after an “apparent argument” with her husband Sylvester, 44, in the couple’s Vera Street home, said police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut.
Ms May is survived by two children.
In a statement, the City said it was “saddened by Officer May’s untimely death”.
“At the time of her passing, she was working as part of an Expanded Public Works Programme project enforcing the water restrictions. Officer May was passionate about her work and was quick to act on any wrongdoing that she came across. She had a zest for life and her death is a huge blow to her family, but also her colleagues.”
Ms May had also been a member of the Scottsdene Neighbourhood Watch.
Kraaifontein Community Police Forum spokesman Gavin Riddles expressed the forum’s condolences to Ms May’s family.
“You are in our hearts and let her good memories comfort you in the sad time,” Mr Riddles said.
According to the Daily Voice, Ms May was rushed to the Kraaifontein Day Hospital where she later died.
Last week, City officials attended the memorial service for her at the Kraaifontein civic centre.
Lieutenant Colonel Traut said Ms May’s husband remained in custody. He appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday February 14. The case was postponed to Friday March 3.