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Teen expected in court after killing 25-year-old over the slaughter of a pig

Jun 25, 2018
Teen expected in court after killing 25-year-old over the slaughter of a pig

A dispute over the slaughter of a pig resulted to the murder of a 25-year-old man at Willowvale.

"It is alleged that a group of boys was slaughtering a pig at Beachamwood Locality, Mahasana Village, Willowvale, on Friday, at about 12:00, said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The 25-year-old man arrived and demanded to be in charge of the pig slaughter.

"It was then that a misunderstanding took place."

Captain Manatha said that the 25-year-old is alleged to have drawn his knife.

"It is also alleged that a 19-year-old also drew his knife and fatally stabbed the 25-year-old," he said.

"The 19-year-old suspect has since been arrested and charged with murder."

He will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate Court on Monday on a murder charge.

The identity of the deceased is still being withheld until all his relatives are informed of his murder.