Butterworth man arrested for a murder that is still under investigation


Msobomvu police on Monday arrested a 25 year-old man for allegedly killing a 29 year-old man at Vezinyawo Township, Butterworth.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha, local police were informed of the murder on Sunday at about 18:00.

“Police rushed to the scene of the crime at Vezinyawo Township and they found the deceased with an upper body wound,” said Captain Manatha.

He added that police acted swiftly and arrested a 25 year-old suspect.

“The motive for the murder is not clear at this point in time and the suspect will appear before the Butterworth Magistrate Court on Tuesday,” said Captain Manatha.

The identity of the deceased will be withheld until his close next of kin are informed of his death.