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Man arrested after fatally stabbing another man during knife fight

Aug 3, 2018
Man arrested after fatally stabbing another man during knife fight

Ngqamakwe police say they arrested a 31-year-old man for the alleged murder of another man also aged 31.

“It is alleged that both men were going to a local tavern at Sihlabeni locality, Kotana Village, Ngqamakwe on Thursday, 02 August 2018 at about 19:00,” said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

“Both of them quarrelled and they drew their knives and started to stab each other. The motive behind the quarrel and the murder is not known.

“The deceased ran to the tavern where he collapsed and died.”

He said that the suspect was traced and arrested and he will appear before the Ngqamakwe Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a murder charge.

“The identity of the deceased is still being withheld as some of his relatives have not yet been informed of his murder.”