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Man arrested after apparently fatally stabbing man and trying to burn body

Aug 3, 2018
Man arrested after apparently fatally stabbing man and trying to burn body

A 46-year-old man was found dead with upper body injuries at Ndibela A/A, in Bityi, on Thursday, at about 07h00.

"It is alleged that neighbours saw smoke and fire coming from the house where the deceased was staying alone and they (neighbours) managed to stop the fire and alerted police," described police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"The deceased body was found inside the house with multiple stab wounds."

She said that during a thorough investigation by Bityi Detectives that visited the crime scene, a 23-year-old man was arrested at about 14h00.

"He will appear before Mthatha Magistrate Court on Friday facing charges of murder and arson."

The Acting Cluster Commander, Brigadier Nomawethu Makonza, applauded these members.

"It is through your dedication and working together with the communities that you made this swift arrest. Let's work hard in bringing back our dignity," he said.