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Bloemfontein man nabbed for killing friend after a year on the run

Jul 20, 2017
Bloemfontein man nabbed for killing friend after a year on the run

Luck finally ran out for a 23-year-old Bloemfontein man, who evaded arrest for a year after allegedly killing his friend when he was arrested by Parkweg detective.

"The suspect was arrested on Tuesday in Phahameng location in Mangaung after the investigating officer received tip-off of his whereabouts from the public," said police spokesperson, Lt. Colonel Thandi Mbambo.

"According to information the suspect had a vicious argument with his friend at one of the local liquor outlets in the Bloemfontein City Centre in July last year. 

"During the confrontation, the suspect charged at the victim and stabbed him several times in the upper body. Since then, the suspect escaped until he was arrested."