Suspect arrested for shooting Stutterheim man dead in mystery murder

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - NOVEMBER 17, 2016

Stutterheim police on Thursday arrested a 22 year-old suspect for the murder of a 28-year-old man on Tuesday night in Mlungisi Location, Stutterheim.

According to Stutterheim police, the deceased and his friend were walking in Mlungisi Location when they were approached by two men.

“It is alleged that the suspect asked for a cigarette from the deceased.

"He then pretended to give him a hug and shot him dead,” said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

The motive for the shooting is not yet known.

Captain Mawisa added that the suspect and the other man ran away when members of the community came out.

A case of murder was opened at the Stutterheim police station and the suspect was later arrested.

The suspect will appear in a local court soon facing a charge of murder.