A man who allegedly attempted to rape a pregnant woman, was hacked to death with a panga by the victim’s husband in Magwaveni, Tongaat last week.

Provincial police spokesman, Captain Thulani Zwane said the panga attacker was arrested and that police investigations are continuing.

Prem Balram, the director of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) said his operations centre had dispatched officers to the scene, following calls from the public.

“The deceased bled excessively from his injuries to his head and arms. It is alleged that he had a panga with him and that he tried to rape a pregnant woman. After the woman’s husband heard her screaming, he grabbed the panga from the deceased and hacked him,” said Balram.

According to Balram, the deceased stumbled outside and collapsed.

“His injuries were severe. There was nothing paramedics could do to save him,” said Balram.