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Teenage son arrested after allegedly fatally stabbing his father

Aug 16, 2018
Teenage son arrested after allegedly fatally stabbing his father

Elliotdale police arrested a 17-year-old boy for the alleged murder of his father aged 35.

"It is alleged that the father put the saddle of his horse in the room of the suspect at their home which is Cwebe Village, Elliotdale," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect did not like what was done by his father and asked why he put the saddle in his room.

"The suspect stabbed his father on his upper body on Wednesday, at about 11:55. The father was rushed to Madwaleni Hospital, Elliotdale where he passed away."

Captain Manatha said that the suspect was arrested and handed to his relatives as he is still a minor.

"He has been charged with murder. He will appear before the Elliotdale Magistrate Court on Friday on a murder charge."

The identity of the deceased is still being withheld as some relatives who are out of the Eastern Cape province are still being informed of his murder.