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Butterworth man in court for killing suspected love rival on Christmas Day

Dec 27, 2018
Butterworth man in court for killing suspected love rival on Christmas Day

A 20-year-old man is expected in court on Thursday after he was arrested by Kei Bridge police for the alleged murder of a 24-year-old man, whom he suspected to be a love rival.

"It is alleged that the suspect believed that the 24-year-old man was in love with his girlfriend," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect drew his knife and fatally stabbed the 24-year-old man on Christmas Day, at about 21h30."

Capt Manatha said that the murder was committed at Mkrwaqa Locality, Dyosini Village, Butterworth.

"The suspect is due to appear before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Thursday on a murder charge," he added.

"The deceased was identified as Anathi Nyamashe."

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