PHINDILE Zulu (33) had a miscarriage a couple of months ago, but her boyfriend accused her of having an abortion.
On Sunday morning her body was found on the side of the road near KwaMakhutha.
She had been stabbed all over her body and her throat was cut.
A man was arrested at the scene after police had questioned him.
Phindile’s aunt, Delisiwe Mkhize (55), said the couple argued about the miscarriage.
“We could not believe it was her until we arrived at the scene and found her lying in a pool of blood,” said Delisiwe.
Simfumene Mboyisa, a close friend of Phindile’s boyfriend, said that he seemed unhappy a few days before Phindile’s death.
“We asked him what was wrong and he said his girlfriend had aborted his child.
“He was drinking heavily at Masevens Tavern on Saturday and the girl was at his shack,” said Simfumene.
Colonel Jay Naicker of the police said a 27-year-old suspect was arrested.
He will appear in Umbumbulu Magistrates Court soon.