Malawi woman stabbed 17 times in Manchester: Angolan hubby arrested, charged with attempted murder

The 25-year-old Malawian woman is said to be in a stable condition after emergency surgery in hospital following a horror attack when her Angolan partner stabbed her 17 times in Manchester, England last Wednesday night.

The house on Teingnmouth Avenue in Collyhurst where Malawian woman Lizzie Namukhopwa was stabbed 'more than dozen time' in late night attack

The house on Teingnmouth Avenue in Collyhurst where Malawian woman Lizzie Namukhopwa was stabbed ‘more than dozen time’ in late night attack

Nyasa Times has identified the woman as Lizzie Namukhopwa, a mother of three whose husband an Angolan Antonio Francisco Neto, 45 of Buile Street, Salford has since been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Greater Manchester Police found the Malawian woman with wounds to her torso, hands and legs at her house, following an abandoned 999 call to an address in Teignmouth Avenue, Collyhurst, at around 11.15pm .

She is stable in hospital after undergoing surgery, police said.

A police spokesman said: “She was taken to hospital, where she underwent surgery for 17 stab wounds to her torso and legs. She is now in a stable condition in hospital.”

According to Press Association report in Lancaster Evening Post, Detective Chief InspectorAndy Cunliffe of North Manchester division said: “We have a team of detectives investigating this incident and we have made an arrest.

“Fortunately, the woman is in a stable condition and she has been sat up in hospital talking to specially-trained officers, who are supporting her.”

Anyone with information they wish to pass on is asked to call police on 101, or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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Thobwa chechamba

Amawonetsa kuti iyeyo wa Chilomwe zake zokoka ndi kawawa. Anavinidwa mkazi ndiye mukuti awope zaka 45 pamene kudambwe m’bambo wamuchinda koyamba anali wa zaka 30 iye ali ndi 10. Mukuti chani alomwe kukpnda kuchinda ndi kuchinditsa koopsa moseliwa get well soon.

Kukaya Nkhuwemi

That man is X UNITA fighter.


It never stops to puzzle me when it comes to Malawian women living in UK. The majority of them cling to their abusers. They are commonly abused sexually, physically , financially . They suffer in silence and vow to protect their abusers. The majority have children and these women think it’s ok being abused and exposing their children to that. Please Malawian women living abroad, do not tolerate the abuse. Tell your people at home. Wise up.

Gwalawala Mukhuni

Ask Zimbabwe and South Africa women why they like dating Malawian men not West Africans.


These were indeed rabel fighters


Inuyo ndakhala ku UK kuno zaka 5 I have never meet/seen a descent malawian guy That I can date kuzimva amuna akumalawi mowa kumangomwa mwauchiru so don’t blame malawian women when they are dating foreigners other wise you can marry anyone doesn’t matter if he/is white black/ what happened to this lady is sad wishing her a quick recovery

2 side story

Try and find the other side of the story after all you all are not that different from south africans hate on foreigners well let’s kill them all, the man in police custody is a British Angolan, please I am not stating that the terrible attitude of Antonio is to be forgotten but let’s assume you knew both sides of the story.


People! People! People!
Firstly my best wishes for speedy recovery to the lady. I see some of you querying the age difference between the two. Nothing strange here and it is just perfectly fitting for these ages into marriage.A 25 year old woman is fairly mature for a fully steady man who can settle well in a marriage. This lady did not make any mistake based on the age but perhaps where the man comes from. They say thako siliona kuchuluka kwa zaka za munthu. Many women are not bothered by age;they say it’s just a number. They look for protection.


Ultimately domestic violence has got nothing to do with culture, nationality or gender, but on individuals background. There have been similar reported incidents all across the global let alone Malawi, however the emphasis should be encouraging the victims to condemn it at all cost. This isn’t time to put up with any form of abuse whether it be physical, sexual or emotional. The minute you sense abusive elements, walk away. My motor is “Teach people how to treat you”. Remember love doesn’t inflict pain.

Mtondoli Jonasi

I feel sorry for this poor lady but at the same time it’s warning to all malawi women leaving abroad.Most of these men from west
and south west Africa used to be rebel fighters and killed so many innocent people in 1980s and 90s,now after claiming asylum in Europe doesn’t mean that they have changed these people don’t have a human heart.Almost every malawian used to listen nkhani zauku ndi
uku on MBC by Geoffrey Msampha,samalani azimayi muliyendamo.Malawian men are decent.

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