Four men arrested for murder in JBay, prison warder busted with 12kgs of dagga

BY ZANDISIWE POLTIN - DECEMBER 8, 2015

Four men were on Sunday arrested by Jeffrey’s Bay police after a 28-year-old man was stabbed to death outside a local tavern in the town’s Ebumnyameni informal settlement.

Jeffrey’s Bay police station commander, Makhoasa Kiviet, told RNews that the community played a big role in getting the suspects, who cannot be named until they have appeared in court, behind bars.

“Through assistance from the community, the police were able to apprehend two men on Sunday, while the other two turned themselves in to police on Monday morning,” she said.

Kiviet said the two suspects were forced to turn themselves in because angry members of the local community had threatened to burn down their houses if they did not.

All the suspects are due to appear in court on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a 38-year-old prison warden is expected to appear before the Grahamstown Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after he was busted in possession of dagga.

According to Grahamastown police, the suspect was travelling from his home in King William’s Town to Oudtshoorn, where he works when his vehicle was stopped by Highway Patrol near Seven Fountains on Monday.

Upon searching his vehicle, the police found 12.7 kilograms of dagga.

His car was also seized.