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25-year-old ECape man arrested for fratricide

Feb 2, 2015
25-year-old ECape man arrested for fratricide

Eastern Cape police say a man was arrested for fratricide in Qoboqobo Village, Centane, in Amatole District Municipality, over the weekend. Fratricide is the act of killing one’s brother – either directly or through a hired killer.

"It appears that there was a misunderstanding between the two brothers [on Friday] which resulted in the 25-year-old suspect stabbing his younger brother [22] to death," Captain Jackson Manatha said.

The 25-year-old suspect was arrested as he did not run away and is due to appear before the Centane Magistrate's Court on Monday.

"A knife, believed to be the murder weapon, was recovered".