Port Elizabeth man handed 15-year jail term for New Year 2015 murder

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - NOVEMBER 11, 2016

Justice was finally served when the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday sentenced 31-year-old, Marcus Maart, to 15 years behind bars for the murder of 28-year-old Ricardo Buys in Kleinskool, Port Elizabeth, in January 2015.

According to the police, on New Year's Day in 2015, the convicted and the deceased engaged in an argument at a tavern in Kleinskool over liquor.

“Maart fatally stabbed Buys once in his chest and he passed on,” said police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

She added that Maart was arrested the following day.

He has been in custody until he was sentenced.