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Man arrested in hospital after fleeing from fatal Kwanoxolo stabbing

Nov 25, 2019
Man arrested in hospital after fleeing from fatal Kwanoxolo stabbing

Port Elizabeth - A 24-year-old alleged suspect will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for the alleged murder of a 28-year-old male in Kwanoxolo on Saturday.

"It is alleged that at about 23:15, Etienne Koopman and his friends were drinking in front of a house in Siyazama Street in Kwanoxolo when an argument broke out between Koopman and the suspect," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"Koopman was stabbed thrice (in the back, eye and chin) and died on the scene.

"The suspect then ran away."

She said that on Sunday, SAPS Bethelsdorp members received information that the suspect was at a local hospital receiving treatment.

"It is further alleged that he had sustained a stab wound to his head," Col Naidu said.

"The suspect was arrested and detained on a charge of murder."

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