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Man arrested after fatally another man over beer at a traditional ceremony

Sep 3, 2018
Man arrested after fatally another man over beer at a traditional ceremony

A 27-year-old man was arrested by Tina Falls Vispol members, with the assistance of the community, at Mbombo Locality in Ntabankulu, during the early hours of Sunday morning following a murder at a traditional ceremony.

"The suspect was arrested after allegedly stabbing and killing a 26-year-old man at a traditional ceremony at Mampingeni Locality in Tina Falls on Friday, at about 20:30," described police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"It is alleged that the two had a quarrel over beer and the suspect stabbed the deceased on his upper body. He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition and succumbed to the injuries in the early hours of Saturday.

"The suspect fled the scene afterwards."

He was expected to appear before the Libode Magistrate's Court on Monday facing a charge of murder.

The Acting Cluster Commander, Brigadier Nomawethu Makonza, thanked the community for their assistance.

She added; "Together we should show the criminals that they don't have space in our society and together we can do it."