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Man expected in Butterworth court after misunderstanding leads to murder

Jan 30, 2017
Man expected in Butterworth court after misunderstanding leads to murder

A 21-year-old man is expected to appear in the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday after he was arrested over the weekend by Msobomvu police for the alleged murder of a 28-year-old man.

"It is alleged that both the deceased and the suspect had a misunderstanding, which led to the fatal stabbing of the deceased," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha. 

"The deceased was stabbed on his upper body and died instantly."

He said that the motive for the murder is still not clear at this point in time.

"The crime was committed on Friday, at about 15:30, at Bika Township, Butterworth," Captain Manatha said.

"The identity of the deceased will be held until his next of kin is informed of his murder. The suspect will appear before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday 30 January 2017 on a charge of murder."