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Man arrested after fatally stabbing his brother during drunken brawl

Jul 30, 2018
Man arrested after fatally stabbing his brother during drunken brawl

A 21-year-old suspect has been arrested following the death of his 22-year-old brother, who was stabbed and seriously injured in a drunken brawl at a local tavern in Dumasi locality, in Ngqeleni, in the early hours of Monday morning. 

"The two brothers (deceased and the suspect) allegedly quarrelled as a result of which they stabbed each other and the deceased was rushed to hospital where he was certified dead on arrival," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"The suspect has been rushed to hospital immediately on arrest by the Detectives as he had a stab wound on his upper body and he is currently under police guard in hospital."