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Butterworth man remanded in custody over fatal weekend stabbing

Oct 17, 2018
Butterworth man remanded in custody over fatal weekend stabbing

Butterworth police arrested a 25-year-old man for murder of a 28-year-old man over the weekend.

"The alleged murder happened on Saturday, at about 22:00, at Zithulele Industrial Area, Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Capt Jackson Manatha.

"It is alleged deceased was stabbed to death  and the motive behind the murder is not known."

Suspect denied bail

The deceased was identified as Yandisa Bacela.

"The accused Qiqa Mabunde appeared before the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court on Monday."

He will appear again on 22 October.

Captain Manatha said that he was not granted bail and he remains in police custody.

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