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Man in court after fatally stabbing another man at funeral

Aug 8, 2018
Man in court after fatally stabbing another man at funeral

A 26-year-old man is expected in court on Wednesday after he was arrested for stabbing and killing a 38-year-old man after a funeral at Shawbury in Tina Falls on Sunday.

"It is alleged that the deceased and suspect had a quarrel over money and then the suspect stabbed the deceased several times and fled the scene," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"The deceased was transported to hospital in a critical condition and on Monday evening succumbed to the injuries and died."

In the early hours of Tuesday, a manhunt was conducted by members of Tina Falls and the suspect was arrested.

"The knife, which was used during the offence was also seized."

He will appear in Qumbu Magistrate's Court on Wednesday facing charges of murder.