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Willowvale teen arrested after overpowering and fatally stabbing knife-attacker

Jul 15, 2019
Willowvale teen arrested after overpowering and fatally stabbing knife-attacker

Willowvale - Willowvale police arrested a 17-year-old boy for alleged murder of a 19-year-old man over the weekend.

"It is alleged that the two had a misunderstanding on Sunday, at about 00h45, at Ntshingeni Locality, Chafutweni Village, Willowvale," described police spokeperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"Both of them started to fight with sticks and later the 19-year-old man drew his knife.

"The suspect allegedly overpowered the 19-year-old man and took the knife from him."

It is alleged that the 19 year old man was fatally stabbed on his upper body.

"The suspect was arrested and then handed over to his parents as he is still a minor. The suspect is due to appear before the Willowvale Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a murder charge."

Capt Manatha said that the identity of the deceased is still being withheld  as some of his relatives are yet to be informed of his death.

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