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Suspect to appear in court after renowned Grahamstown artist killed

Oct 14, 2019
Suspect to appear in court after renowned Grahamstown artist killed

Makhanda - Eastern Cape SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga, on Monday condemned what police termed the 'callous and ruthless killing' of well-known artist, Ayanda Nondlwana, who was killed in the early hours of Sunday morning.

“Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of Ayanda, who was well-known in the artistic circle," she said.

"The untimely death has sent shock waves through the local and international community. We have a assigned a seasoned detective to investigate this case."

According to police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender, in the early hours of Sunday, Nondlwana was in the company of a friend and looking for someone with a lighter to light up his cigarette.

"He saw security guards and informed his friend that he will go and get a light from them. His friend continued to walk away," she said.

"Nondlwana then walked off with the guards and his friend decided to follow him.

"He was some distance away. A few minutes later he was informed from a passer-by that his friend was stabbed after an alleged argument." 

Nondlwana died at the scene.

"Shortly after the incident, a male in his thirties handed himself over at the Grahamstown SAPS. He will appear in the local magistrate’s court on Tuesday."

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