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Butterworth man arrested after fatally stabbing another man

Jul 31, 2018
Butterworth man arrested after fatally stabbing another man

Kei Bridge police on Monday arrested a 42-year-old man for alleged murder of a 23-year-old man.

"It is alleged that the deceased was fatally stabbed on Sunday, at about 19:00, at McCoy Locality, Diya Village, near Kei Bridge, Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

Capt Manatha said that the suspect is due to appear before the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

"The motive for the murder is not yet clear," he added.

"The deceased was identified as Thembeka Nontshokovu, aged 23."