Dutywa teen arrested for killing another teen following night at a tavern

MAY 22, 2017
Dutywa teen arrested for killing another teen following night at a tavern

A 19-year-old man is expected in court soon after he was arrested by Dutywa police for the alleged murder of another man, also aged 19, over the weekend.

"It is alleged that both the deceased and the suspect were under the influence of liquor as they were from a tarven at Nkolweni Village, Dutywa," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The deceased was stabbed on his upper body and died immediately.

"The murder was committed on Sunday, at about 02:00 in the morning."

Captain Manatha said that the 19-year-old suspect has been arrested and will appear before the Dutywa Magistrate's Court soon on a murder charge.

"The identity of the deceased is still being withheld until his next of kin is informed of his death."