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Butterworth man arrested for fatal stabbing

Oct 9, 2017
Butterworth man arrested for fatal stabbing

Butterworth police over the weekend arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly stabbing a 20-year-old man to death.

"The murder was committed on Sunday, at about 07:50, at Mqambeli Village, Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The deceased was fatally stabbed on his upper body.

"The motive for the murder is still not clear at this point in time."

He said that Butterworth police acted swiftly and traced the suspect.

"He was arrested during the day around Mqambeli Village, Butterworth," added Captain Manatha.

"The identity of the deceased is still being withheld until his all his relatives are officially informed of his murder."

He said that the suspect will appear before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday on a murder charge.