Uitenhage police swiftly arrest 19 year-old after altercation results in fatal stabbing

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - AUGUST 16, 2016

A 19 year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 17 year-old boy, who was fatally stabbed along Ross Gradwell Street, Uitenhage, on Monday.

It is alleged that the deceased was waiting for a lift home when he and the suspect had an altercation on Monday afternoon at about after 14:00.

“The deceased was fatally stabbed on the chest. He was rushed to hospital but he died on arrival, the name of the deceased will be release later today,” said Captain Gerda Swart.

She said that Uitenhage detectives and police officers immediately launched a search for the suspect.

He was arrested on Monday night, at about 23:00, at his home in Kamesh.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Uitenhage Magistrates’ Court soon.